The Kennedy Center

Marcia P. Farabee


Marcia Farabee, Librarian, is a graduate of the Capital University Conservatory of Music with a BM in violin performance and music education. Prior to her work with the NSO, she taught strings for the Fairfax County Public School System (VA), toured with the National Ballet, and performed with the Richmond Symphony, the NSO, the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, the Filene Center Orchestra (Wolf Trap), and the National Theater. Her experiences in performing musicals, ballets, operas, and symphonic repertoire have impacted her library work on a daily basis. The library staff is responsible for the research and preparation of all music for all services. Duties include maintaining relationships with all staff, musicians, commission composers, arrangers, and artists, developing and tracking the budget, staying current with copyright law, proofreading and developing errata lists for all new materials, and cataloguing and maintaining the music collection. The orchestra library also houses all of the historical data concerning the NSO. Marcia began her library career with the NSO in the fall of 1983.
Marcia Farabee