Past Meetings

Fall 2009 Meeting – Friday, Dec. 4th, 2009

Hello GNYMLAers and friends of GNYMLA,

Our Fall meeting at Juilliard is quickly approaching! Below
is an agenda to help you get the most out of the meeting. If you plan on attending, please let me know if:

1- You are interested in eating with MLA members after the meeting.
2- You are interested in going to a free Juilliard performance after
the meeting.

It would be great if I could get this information by Dec. 2 so that
Jane can prepare appropriately. Here is the agenda:

2:30-3:00 pm:

We will gather at “at65” starting at around 2:30. That gives
travelers time to find parking and/or relax and catch up with each
other before the meeting. “At65” is the cafe attached to Alice Tully
Hall on the corner of 65th ave. and Broadway. Jane will meet us at the Juilliard security desk at 3:00 pm. Here are the links for more
information regarding travel and the cafe.

» Cafe

» Travel

3:05- 3:30 pm: Tour of new spaces

Jane will give us a tour of the new Irene Diamond building. This
expansive 40,000 foot addition includes:

» The new Glorya Kaufman Dance Building
» The Rosemary and Meredith Wilson Black Box Theater
» The Harris/Wolfson Orchestra Rehearsal Studio
» A new writing and communications center
» A jazz rehearsal space
» A new office for career services

3:30 – 4:30 pm: Presentation of the Juilliard Manuscript Collection and Juilliard Library

Jane will give us a personal tour of noteworthy items contained in the
Juilliard Manuscript Collection. Here is a brief summary taken from the Juilliard website:

In February 2006, a priceless collection of autograph and working manuscripts, sketches, engraver’s proofs, and other musical treasures was given to The Juilliard School by its chairman, Bruce Kovner. Called the Juilliard Manuscript Collection, it comprises 140 items, including several headline-making manuscripts, sketchbooks, and printed editions with extensive composer markings. Among the collection’s holdings are the final working manuscript of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony prepared for the printer, with extensive revisions, corrections, and alterations by the composer; the autograph manuscript of the final scene of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro; and an extensively worked autograph manuscript of the last 50 or so bars of the first movement of Mahler’s Ninth Symphony.

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Business meeting

Here are a couple of topics that I would like to discuss- but by all
means – all topics and suggestions are open for discussion.

1) Content for an official GNYMLA facebook page.
-History of the GNYMLA chapter- starting in 1943 via Gladys

2) How are we making LPs available to faculty, students, and patrons? How many of us are digitizing this material – and is there a way to share digitized material to limit redundancy?

3) Ways that we can meet less formally and more frequently? This will conclude the official meeting. Members are free to make dinner plans afterwards and/or attend a free performance at Juilliard starting at 8pm.

Here are some suggestions for local dinner:

Le Pain Quotidien

Below are the details for the performance- please report back to
Juilliard by 7:30 for seating if you plan to attend.

Friday, December 4, 2009 8:00 PM
Peter Jay Sharp Theater
at 155 West 65th Street, NY 10023

Composers and Choreographers With Guests From the Conservatoire de Paris

The Juilliard Dance Division is a groundbreaking program whose faculty and alumni have changed the face of dance around the world. The culmination of the eponymous Juilliard studio class, Choreographers and Composers brings music composition and dance together to grow a greater artistry. This special edition also invites the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, who kindly hosted Juilliard Dance for a portion of their European Tour last spring.

Juilliard Composer-Choreographer teams:
Michael Ippolito and Jeffrey Sykes
Elizabeth Lim and Jehbreal Jackson
William Anspach and Julia Eichten
Gity Raza and Tal Adler
Michael Gilbertson and William Barry
Jeremy Beck and Haylee Nichele

Dance Company of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris:
Mourad MERZOUKI New Untitled Composition
Christine BASTIN L’Entrouvert
Jean-Claude GALLOTTA Sunset Fratell

Composers and Choreographers

Free; no ticket required

Thanks and I hope to see many of you there!

GNYMLA Chapter Chair Andrew Toulas
Assistant Director of Public Services
Harry Scherman Music Library
150 W. 85th Street
New York, NY 10024
212-580-0210 x4828

Spring 2009 Meeting

The next meeting of the GNYMLA will take place at NYPL’s Library for the Performing Arts, on Thursday, May 21, at 10:00 a.m.

Business will include the selection of a new Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary-Treasurer.

If you are interested in running for office please submit your name, position in which you are interested, and a brief bio to one of the members of the nominating committee:

Directions to the Library for the Performing Arts can be found at this link:


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