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AMIS 2024

Musical Instrument Museum
Phoenix, Arizona

The 2024 AMIS Annual Conference will be held at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix, Arizona from 15 to 18 May 2024.


MIM is home to a collection of over 7,500 objects, with more than 4,300 on display throughout five geographic galleries, five specialty galleries, and two experience galleries. MIM showcases music and cultures from every country in the world through its displays and multimedia that allow you to hear, see, and feel the creative spirit of people as they play their instruments.

Call for Papers

The AMIS program committee invites proposals, due November 30, 2023, for paper presentations, roundtable panels, and lecture-recitals. Papers will be twenty minutes in length plus ten minutes for discussion; roundtable panels and lecture-recitals may request longer time slots. Presenters wishing to use or discuss an instrument in MIM’s collection should first inquire with the appropriate curator to see if use or display of the instrument is possible; a list of MIM curators can be found here. Questions can be addressed to Matthew Zeller at the below email address.

Proposals must include an abstract of not more than 300 words, a 75-word biography for each presenter, a list of audio-visual or other requirements, and contact information including email addresses for all presenters.

Please send proposals as email attachments in pdf form to program committee chair Matthew Zeller at 2024AMIS[at]

Students are eligible to apply for the William E. Gribbon Memorial Award for Student Travel. See

2024 Annual Meeting Local Arrangements Committee: Matthew Zeller, Eddie Hsu, Daniel Piper

2024 Annual Meeting Program Committee: Matthew Zeller, Christina Linsenmeyer, Massimiliano Guido

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