Ssshh - librarian at work! But this isn’t your typical shusher. Come hear about the secret world of the music library with Orchestra Library Fellow Alison Verderber, as she takes you through the life of some of her favorite pieces. Librarians connect musicians with the intent of composers and conductors through clear materials and precise musical markings rarely seen by the audience, so take this chance to come and get a close up look. Behind every great orchestra are librarians keeping everything together – and everyone on the same page.
Inside the Music: Starting on the Same Page is an NWS BLUE project. Fellow-driven projects are sponsored in part by the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation.
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Alison Verderber, Orchestra Library Fellow
Alison Verderber is a second-year Library Fellow at the New World Symphony. She is currently the Head Librarian for the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, and has previously held positions at the Colburn School, the Knights, Orchestra of Northern New York and Crane School of Music. Ms. Verderber has also worked in the libraries of the Metropolitan Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. In addition to her work as an ensemble librarian, she has worked as an archivist at the ARChive of Contemporary Music and as Manager of Music and Materials at Theatrical Rights Worldwide.
Ms. Verderber holds a bachelor’s degree in violin performance from SUNY Potsdam Crane School of Music, as well as a master’s degree in library and information science and an advanced certificate in archives and records management from LIU Post Palmer School of Library and Information Science.