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The American Musical Instrument Society

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Members ogle a collection of Heckelphones at the Yale conference, 2007

 

Meetings

Annual meetings

Symposia, papers, panels, demonstrations, performances, exhibitions, workshop tours, silent and live auctions, camaraderie and good times for all! These gatherings are an excellent opportunity to meet and talk with friends who share your interest in musical instruments.

Upcoming meeting

The American Musical Instrument Society will hold its 44th annual meeting at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, from June 3 through June 7, 2015.


Through papers, performances, demonstrations, and exhibits, the conference will explore a broad range of topics relating to the history, design, and use of musical instruments, with a focus on New England and instruments in the Museum of Fine Arts. The conference will begin on Wednesday evening with an opportunity to visit the MFA’s musical instrument gallery, with informal demonstrations by local musicians. Thursday will be devoted to paper sessions; Friday to trips visiting the factories for Powell Flutes (Maynard, MA), Zildjian Cymbals (Quincy, MA), and Marlowe Sigal’s private collection of instruments (Newton, MA). Saturday’s paper session will be followed by the traditional banquet, at Simmons College. On Sunday morning an optional tour will be offered of the instrument collection at Symphony Hall. The meeting immediately precedes the week-long Boston Early Musical Festival.

Program Committee: Darcy Kuronen, chair; Peter H. Bloom, Jayme Kurland, Allan Winkler

Local Arrangements: Darcy Kuronen, chair; Nancy Hurrell, Jayme Kurland

Call for papers TBA.

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