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Michael Ferraguto joined The Cleveland Orchestra as head librarian in 2021. He is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, where he studied music and French, and served as concertmaster of the Holy Cross Chamber Orchestra. Following college, he worked and held fellowships with the Tanglewood Music Festival and the New World Symphony. Prior to joining The Cleveland Orchestra, Mr. Ferraguto was the principal librarian of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, where he worked for six seasons. He has also held positions with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, and the Britt Classical Festival.
He currently serves on the board of directors for MOLA: An Association of Music Performance Librarians and has presented several times at its professional conferences. Outside of the library, he enjoys biking, tabletop gaming, and volunteering with greyhound rescue groups.