Music Preservation Workshop – ONLINE

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Music Preservation Workshop – ONLINE
June 26-August 4, 2023 / six weekly synchronous classes to be scheduled with students
Online course

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 online workshop. For information about the in-person institute, click here.

The video content and course organization that went into making this class so successful during the online-only summers of 2020 and 2021 adds new value to the traditional live version of the course. We now have two formats available: 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. 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 instructional videos made in the Sibley Conservation lab and Zoom conferencing provides demonstrations you can refer to over and over, lectures on administration, workflow organization, digitization, and special materials, and one-on-one questions and answers about dealing with your particular collection and its issues. The price of the course will entitle you to full access to the videos, Zoom conferencing during the length of the course, phone or video consultation when needed, and the option of joining with the live one-week class at the end of the summer to round out your experience! The course was designed for library professionals and support staff, but private collectors, composers and performers are also welcome. It may be taken as noncredit or for 1 credit with added written assignments, a graded exam, and a final project (the credit option is available to matriculated Eastman students only; see note below).

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

Professional Development Hours: 35
$425 / noncredit

Eastman students needing this course for credit should consult with the Academic Affairs Office (undergraduate students) or the Graduate Studies Office (graduate students) before submitting an independent study proposal.                        

“Alice was friendly and knowledgeable. She was generous with her information and time, and covered a wide range of topics and techniques that could be encountered in music preservation. I have a better understanding of assessing individual items, as well as new skills for item preparation and repair” — 2022 Music Preservation Workshop – ONLINE participant

Click HERE to register