Assistant Music Librarian

Corey Rempel

Corey Rempel joined the National Arts Centre Orchestra (NACO) as assistant librarian in August 2010. Prior to taking up that position, he was the librarian of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony (KWS) for eighteen months and librarian of the Stratford Symphony Orchestra for two years. In the spring of 2010, Mr. Rempel attended his first Major Orchestra Librarians’ Association (MOLA) conference in Omaha, Nebraska, where he first met NACO’s former principal librarian, Margo Hodgson. Corey was born in southern Manitoba but grew up in Stratford, Ontario. He holds a Bachelor of Music Performance (tuba) from Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo, ON) where he studied with Jane Maness, principal tuba of the KWS. Mr. Rempel’s predecessor at the KWS, librarian Peter Maness, was the husband of his former teacher. He has performed with the Stratford Symphony Orchestra, Brassroots Brass Ensemble and Orchestra London, to name a few. In the distant past, you could have found him buzzing into a french horn or trombone in the orchestra pit of community productions of musicals such as Cinderella, Annie Get Your Gun, Carousel and Oklahoma! While at Wilfrid Laurier University, he was music director for the musical Fame, which was the musical theatre club’s first production. Mr. Rempel also played in the KWS Youth Orchestra for a number of years, where he first experienced the world of orchestral librarianship. He became a library intern through the youth orchestra’s internship program, which started his journey as an orchestral librarian. Corey is thrilled to now live and work in his nation’s capital.