Thursday, May 9, 11:15am-12:15pm
Room: Barrick Gold Lecture Room (1520)

Presenters: Kathleen DeLaurenti, Open Access Editor, Music Library Association and Head Librarian, Friedheim Library, Peabody Institute; Zane Forshee, Guitar Faculty and Interim Director, LAUCHPad, Peabody Institute; Matthew Vest, Lead for Outreach and Music Inquiry and Research Librarian, University of California, Los Angeles

Description: This session will present three case studies of music publishing: a library commissioning program, an open pedagogy project, and a library publishing curriculum for composers. Presenters will also debut and seek input on a new guide to best practices for publishing musical scores in libraries.

Matthew Vest recently launched UCLA Music Library, Hugo Davise Fund’s Contemporary Score Edition. This publication is a hybrid edition: digital scores are hosted by UC’s digital repository, eScholarship, and physical scores and parts are offered for sale by Theodore Front Music Publishers. The Edition includes student scores that win Davise Prizes, UCLA faculty scores created for Davise musician and ensemble residencies, and scores created for Davise sponsored commissions or projects.

Instructors at Peabody re-developed a required graduate level information literacy course to meet the needs of the performance majors enrolled. The redesign included an open pedagogy project that founded a new open edition series highlighting unpublished and underrepresented works in the wester musical canon.

Zane Forshee is collaborating with the library to build a publishing curriculum into an existing composition course. Composition students are course exposed to the business of publishing, copyright issues, and open licensing options in music. They are asked to make real-world decisions about open publishing with the library or commercial publishing of their work. This authentic assessment asks students to consider their goals with these compositions, benefits to open publishing, and how to strategize a long-term plan for disseminating their music.

Finally, DeLaurenti and Vest will share the best practices for building your own library music publishing program. Attendees will have an opportunity to view the recommendations prior to the program and provide feedback at the session. After review, this resource will be published by the Music Library Association Open Access Editions for use by other library publishing programs.