Robert O'Brien

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A member of the Sarasota Music Festival faculty since 2015

The Cleveland Orchestra since 2007 (Head Librarian)

Formerly: Atlanta Symphony (Principal Librarian) and Rochester Philharmonic (Principal Librarian).

Highlights: Served as a judge in several young composer competitions. Presenter at regional workshops on page layout, formatting, and manuscript skills for student composers in Philadelphia, Rochester (Eastman School), Atlanta (Georgia State and Emory University) and Cleveland (CIM). Continues to work with young librarians as a mentor, and really enjoys giving the basic tools as well as opportunities for interested young colleagues to experience what a librarian does. Some of those he has coached and mentored have gone on to hold positions in Spokane, San Diego, Orchestra of St. Lukes, U.S. Marine Band (DC), and National Symphony. Prior to the Atlanta Symphony and Rochester Philharmonic; was librarian for numerous organizations in and around Philadelphia including the Opera Company of Philadelphia, The Delaware Valley Philharmonic, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts and as Circulation Coordinator at the Fleisher Collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia.