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.