Karen Schnackenberg

Karen Schnackenberg

Karen Schnackenberg has been Chief Librarian of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 1990. Prior to that she was orchestra librarian and violinist with the New Orleans Symphony, Santa Fe Opera, Oklahoma Symphony, and Chamber Orchestra of Oklahoma City. She holds degrees in Music Education/Violin (Bachelors) and Violin Performance (Masters, emphasis in Baroque Performance Practice and Music Theory), with honors, from the University of Oklahoma. She also studied at the Aspen Music Festival and the Meadowmount School of Music. From 1987-1999 she was the classical music columnist for the International Musician, the industry's trade paper for professional musicians. Karen is Vice President of the Major Orchestra Librarians' Association (MOLA), a professional association of over 225 orchestras, bands, opera and ballet companies worldwide, and will begin her term as President at that organization's first European conference in Zürich in April, 2006. Karen also currently serves on the Executive Board of the Dallas/Fort Worth local of the American Federation of Musicians and, in her spare time, is a free-lance violinist, an avid reader, an amateur photographer, and a hiker.

Articles by Karen Schnackenberg:

The Role of the Orchestra Librarian as Music Copyist
August 18, 2019

MOLA (Major Orchestra Librarians' Association) Conference Agenda, 2009
July 21, 2019

Training to Become an Orchestra Librarian
January 8, 2019

Agenda for the 2007 MOLA Conference
April 11, 2019

The Parts We Play
November 13, 2019

Who Is That Orchestra Librarian?
May 2, 2019

Orchestra Librarian Column Introduction
May 2, 2019

Discussion Panels with Karen Schnackenberg:

Librarians: In their own words
9/10/07 - 9/21/07