Joined the RPO in 1996
Kim Hartquist has just completed her 10th year as Music Librarian for the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. She is also the Librarian for RPO Principal Pops Conductor, Jeff Tyzik. Born and raised in Rochester, she considers herself extremely fortunate to be librarian for her hometown orchestra. Her librarian experience started in the 7th grade, thanks to a teacher who saw an organized student, and continued throughout grade school and into college. With a bachelor's degree in music education/trombone from SUNY Fredonia, Hartquist went on to teach briefly before finding her true calling as Music Librarian for the RPO.
Adventures along the way also include working at various music stores selling everything from instruments to print music, and years of experience as a professional music copyist. Hartquist is also an active member of the Major Orchestra Librarians' Association (MOLA). In her spare time, you can find her kayaking or hiking while searching for interesting birds.