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The American Musical Instrument Society


33rd Annual Meeting of the AMIS
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 
19-22 May 2004



The 33rd annual meeting of the American Musical Instrument Society will take place May 19-22, 2004, in Winston-Salem, NC. Hosts for the event are Old Salem, Inc., the Wake Forest University Department of Music, and the Duke University Department of Music. The conference commemorates the life and career of American organ builder David Tannenberg (1728-1804) on the 200th anniversary of his death. The organ Tannenberg built for Home Moravian Church in 1800, now under restoration by the firm of Taylor and Boody, Staunton, VA, will be a central feature of the conference. Upon completion of restoration work, the instrument will be installed in the newly completed Visitors’ Center Auditorium at Old Salem, which is also the venue for AMIS paper sessions on May 20 and 21.

Tentative plans for the conference include a tour of the instrument collection in Historic Old Salem, a concert using the Tannenberg organ, a trip to Durham, NC, on Saturday, May 22, to view instrument collections at Duke University and Vince Simonetti’s Tuba Exchange, and of course, the gala AMIS banquet on Saturday evening.

Local arrangements chair for AMIS 2004 is Stewart Carter (Wake Forest University; e-mail, assisted by Brenda Neece (Duke University), Sabine Klaus (National Music Museum), and Paula Locklair (Old Salem, ex-officio). Information on accommodations will be made available in due course.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Proposals for papers, lecture-demonstrations, and performances should be sent to Laurence Libin, Program Chair, 126 Darlington Avenue, Ramsey NJ 07446 (email Deadline for proposals is 1 January 2004.

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