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The American Musical Instrument Society

Nancy Hurrell dital harp
Nancy Hurrell demonstrates a British dital harp in the MFA's collection at the opening of the 2015 conference.

AMIS in NYC 2012, rooftop reception at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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



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.


May 18-22, 2016: National Music Museum, Vermillion, South Dakota

The American Musical Instrument Society will hold its 45th Annual Meeting at the National Music Museum Vermillion, South Dakota, May 18-22, 2016. See the 2016 meeting page for complete current information.

2017, June 1-4, Edinburgh, Scotland

The 46th Annual Meeting of the AMIS will be a joint meeting with the Galpin Society, hosted by the University of Edinburgh. Details to be announced later.

Past meeting sites include:

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