Music Preservation Institute

INS 434
Music Preservation Institute

Registration for this institute has closed. We are no longer accepting applications.

August 1-5, 2022 / Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Room: NSL 305

Alice Carli

This course is available in two formats: a one-week in-person institute and a six-week online workshop. This listing describes the in-person institute. For information about the online workshop, click here.

We’re back – and better than ever! The video content and course organization that went into making this class so successful during the past two years will add new value to the traditional live version of the course, now being offered once again after its two-year hiatus! Students may take the course either in one live, action-packed week, or spread the learning over the summer with the support of Zoom classes, videos, and other useful supplementary materials. And students choosing either option are invited to take advantage of all the opportunities available in both.

The focus of the course is hands-on experience in repair techniques and preservation strategies for musical scores, with particular emphasis on matching preservation decisions to library mission. A combination of in-person discussions, demonstrations and hands-on practice will cover administration and workflow organization for binding, conservation, digitization, and special materials. And those who sign up for the live course will also receive access to the videos and other content prepared for the virtual version, for continued reference long after the summer is over. The course is intended for professional and support staff; private collectors also welcome. It may be taken as noncredit or for 1 credit with added written assignments, a graded exam, and a final project.

For more information, contact Alice Carli at (585) 274-1375 or

Planning your arrival and departure:
First scheduled activity: class begins Monday, August 1 at 9 a.m.
Last scheduled activity: class ends Friday, August 5 at 5 p.m.

Professional Development Hours: 35
$1820 / 1 credit         
$650 / noncredit           

“Great, patient, very knowledgeable instructor. I learned a lot about materials to use in preservation, approaches to treating problem materials or finding replacements. And most importantly, I got materials fixed at this workshop that would otherwise have been sitting in preservation backlog for eons!”
– 2019 participant