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of the

American Musical Instrument Society

In the 2022 issue

A Small Upright Piano from Pennsylvania: Relic from the Origins of the Piano and Made by John Clemm(?)  abstract (pdf)

John R. Watson


The String Scaling of the Upright Piano by John Clemm(?) in its Historical Context  abstract (pdf)

John Koster


An Extraordinary Fine Instrument: The Grand Pianoforte of John Michael Berent  abstract (pdf)

Thomas Strange and Alexandra Cade


A Unique Over-the-Shoulder Bugle with Valves and Keys and Its Owner—James Rice, Teacher of Brass Bands  abstract (pdf)

George Foreman and Robb Stewart


Gautrot and his Sarrusophone Revisited: A Multidisciplinary Approach  abstract (pdf)

José-Modesto Diago Ortega


Guido Chigi Saracini, Leandro Bisiach, and Five Bowed String Instruments at the Accademia

Musicale Chigiana in Siena  abstract (pdf)

Giorgio Farabegoli and Cesare Mancini


Sounds of Futuristic Nostalgia: The Cultural Legacy of Blade Runner (1982) and the Yamaha CS-80 Synthesizer  abstract (pdf)

Julin Lee


The Making the Tunisian ʻŪd ʻArbī Today: Heritage of Craftsmanship and New Directions  abstract (pdf)

Salvatore Morra

The Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society is an annual publication. Approximately 200 pages in length, it contains 3–6 articles, book reviews, a list of recent publications concerning musical instruments, and other notices and relevant advertisements.

Journal Editor

Book reviews Editor

Send books for review to: 

Edmond Johnson
Occidental College (F-6)

1600 Campus Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90041-3314


We offer an annual grant of up to $1000 towards the preparation of an article for publication in the Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society. CHECK IT OUT if free money is something that you might enjoy...

Publication Grant

Author Guidelines

Looking to submit an article or review to the Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society? Check out our GUIDELINES for CONTRIBUTORS for all of your questions concerning formatting, deadlines, and other content inquiries. 

Author Guidelines

Journal Advertising

The AMIS journal offers a variety of advertising options, from quarter-page insets to two-page spreads, in color or black-and-white.
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Journal Advertising


The current year's issue is included in most types of MEMBERSHIP.  The prior two year's issue are available for purchase by members only.  Earlier back issues can be purchased by anyone for $25.00 each, plus the cost of shipping. Contact Carolyn Bryant for availability. The Journal’s contents may also be accessed through the online databases ProQuest and RILM.


Journal Index

An index to the first twenty volumes (1975-1994) was published in 1997, listing articles, reviews, and communications. The ONLINE INDEX found here has been updated to cover volumes 1-32 (1975-2006).

Journal Index
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