A. Ralph Papakhian Travel Grant

The A. Ralph Papakhian Travel Grant supports attendance at the annual MOUG meeting and, in recognition of Ralph’s mentoring role in music librarianship, is especially intended to support newer members of the profession in both public and technical services.

The award offers free conference registration for the MOUG annual meeting; reimbursement of up to $200 in associated expenses (lodging, meals, etc.); and one year’s free membership in MOUG, including three issues of the MOUG Newsletter.

Students, paraprofessionals, and professionals in the first five years of their professional careers who are likely to benefit from MOUG’s educational opportunities are eligible to apply. This includes everyone who works with music materials in libraries or library systems, whether they are music specialists or generalists. Professional and workplace need, financial need, past training and experience, demonstration of initiative, likely further contributions to the profession, and comments from reference letters are also considered. Applicants need not be current members of MOUG. While preference will be given to applicants who will be attending the MOUG annual meeting for the first time, an individual who meets the preceding conditions and who has attended a previous MOUG annual meeting is eligible to apply. Preference will also be given to applicants who have not previously been awarded a Ralph Papakhian Travel Grant.

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2022 Recipient

Amit Feldberg, Music Cataloging Librarian, Felicja Blumental Music Center and Library

Amit FeldbergAmit Feldberg has been the Music Cataloging Librarian at the Felicja Blumental Music Center and Library in Tel Aviv, Israel since early 2019, after an extensive career at the Sourasky Central Library at Tel Aviv University. At Felicja Blumental, he catalogs music in all formats, and contributes to its social media. He is a musicologist also working as the music critic for the Israeli newspaper Makor Rishon and has taught flute for many years.

Past Recipients


  • Linda Bagley, Music Cataloging Specialist, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Clara Burns, Music Copy Cataloger, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Alex Chisum, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


  • Britt Burns, Music Metadata Specialist, UCLA
  • Joshua Dieringer, Music Cataloging and Metadata Associate, University of North Texas
  • Patrick Hutchinson, Music Cataloger, Brown University


  • Enrique Caboverde, III, Cataloger, Florida International University
  • Ryan Johnson, MLS graduate student, Indiana University
  • Dustin Ludeman, Senior Librarian (Music Cataloger), New York Public Library/BookOps
  • Treshani Perera, Music and Fine Arts Cataloging Librarian, University of Kentucky
  • Dan Ray, Music Metadata Librarian, University of Virginia
  • Wanda Rosinski, Original and Copy Cataloger, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Katherine Willeford, MLS graduate student, University of North Texas


  • Synae Yoon, Music & Media Cataloging/Metadata Librarian, Southern Methodist University
  • Clara Burns, Music Copy Cataloger, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Jen Bort, LIS graduate student, Syracuse University


  • Alyssa Hislop, Project Sound Recording Cataloger, Stanford University
  • Laura Thompson, Reference/Music Librarian, Central Michigan University
  • Rahni Kennedy, Temporary Music Cataloging/Metadata Specialist, Southern Methodist University


  • Anna Alfeld LoPrete, Music Cataloger, Indiana University
  • Colin Bitter, Graduate Library Assistant, Music Library, University of North Texas
  • Sophie Rondeau, Sound Recordings Cataloger, University of Syracuse


  • Elizabeth Hille Cribbs, Cataloging (Music) Librarian, Northern Illinois University
  • Chris Diamond, Library Information Specialist IV, Baylor University
  • Keith Knop, Associate Music Cataloger, Florida State University
  • Jennifer L. Vaughn, Technical Specialist, Syracuse University Libraries
  • Elin Williams, Music Librarian, Victoria Conservatory of Music (British Columbia)
  • Mark Zelesky, Music Circulation and Stacks Manager, Rowan University


  • Claire Marsh, Senior Librarian for Library Systems and Projects, Jazz Archivist, Leeds College of Music
  • Christina Linklater, Project Music Cataloger, Harvard University
  • Jacey Kepich, Digital Imaging Technician, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Karla Jurgemeyer, Cataloging and Acquisitions Associate, St. Olaf College
  • Kristen Heider, Music and Digital Resources Cataloging/Metadata Specialist, Southern Methodist University


  • Sonia Archer-Capuzzo, Library Technician and Cataloger, University of North Carolina at Greensboro


  • Sally Bauer, Music/Media Cataloger, New York Public Library
  • Sandra Schipior, Cataloger, Juilliard School of Music
  • Tim Smolko, Library Associate (Acquired Music Cataloger), University of Georgia