Music Preservation Workshop – ONLINE

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Music Preservation Workshop – ONLINE

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

June 27-August 5, 2022 / 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.

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 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.

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

Professional Development Hours: 35
$1,820 / 1 credit            
$399 / noncredit                        

“Ms. Carli provided many very helpful videos and documents, containing valuable links. It was obvious she had taken great care to put all of these materials together.” 2021 online participant