Former Hollis man joins orchestra association

HOLLIS – Michael Di­Trolio, formerly of Hollis, was elected to membership at the annual meeting of the Major Orchestra Librarians’ Association in Montreal in June.

The group was founded in Philadelphia in 1983, when a small number of librarians met to discuss common in­terests. Today, the nonprofit organization includes global membership of almost 270 institutions, including sym­phony orchestras and opera and ballet companies, as well as educational institutions, music festivals, professional bands and ensembles.

DiTrolio graduated from Hollis Brookline High school in 1996. After at­tending Johnson State Uni­versity in Vermont, he grad­uated from the University of California – Chico in 2002, majoring in musical stud­ies. DiTrolio subsequently entered the University of North Carolina gradu­ate music program and was granted a Master of Fine Arts in performance.

DiTrolio’s principal in­strument is the double bass, which he studied under the tutelage of Craig Brown. He plays with and serves as music librarian for the Ashe­ville Symphony Orchestra in North Carolina. Prior to that, he was the librarian for the Winston-Salem Sym­phony. He also served as as­sistant music librarian at the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, N.C.

DiTrolio attended the Brevard Summer Music Program and has played with many orchestras in the Southeast, including in Roa­noke, Va., and Charleston, S.C.

For more informa­tion about MOLA, visit mola-inc.org.