Justin Vibbard

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A member of the Sarasota Music Festival faculty since 2015

As principal librarian, Justin manages the preparation of all music needed for orchestral and chamber performances, maintains the Orchestra's substantial collection of music, provides library services for orchestra members and staff, answers research and reference inquiries and acquires performance licensing rights for copyrighted works. Justin's performance - library experience and training can be traced back to high school. In college, he studied trombone performance while beginning a career pursuit as an orchestral librarian. As a library fellow of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Justin was an apprentice to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Librarians. Though one of Justin's favorite pieces is Schoenberg's Pelleas et Mellisande and he is a fan of composers Bartók and Shostakovich, he is more inclined toward contemporary composers Osvaldo Golijov, Philip Glass, and John Adams. “People are very surprised to learn that I also love Bluegrass Music.” Justin has worked as librarian for the YouTube Symphony and continues as librarian for the Mostly Mozart Music Festival - Lincoln Center.