Madeline Dietrich, the Music Special Collections and Research Specialist at Old Dominion University Libraries is going to be presenting at the Music Library Association Conference in February!

Her presentation, named “Sounds of Norfolk”, is an in-depth look at the Tidewater region’s rich musical history and unique sound. Beginning with “…one of the largest sheet music collections amassed by a single family in the United States during the first quarter of the nineteenth century.” Ms. Dietrich has partnered with the Chrysler Museum of Art to showcase The Moses Myers House Sheet Music Collection. Taking attendees through musical history of 1800s Norfolk to ODU Libraries own Frank and Carmella Guida Rockmaster’s Collection of the 1960s. Focusing on the incredible and singular musical trajectory of coastal Virginia.

The Music Library Association Conference is an opportunity to highlight specialized collections, professional development and the preservation of the musical record. Click HERE to learn more about the conference and ticketing prices.

I, for one, am so excited to see the presentation and learning more about the unique Norfolk Sound. And if you have time, please stop by Old Dominion University’s Diehn Composers Room to check out our music special collections.