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The American Musical Instrument Society


40th Annual
AMIS Meeting
Musical Instrument Museum
Phoenix, Arizona
May 18-22, 2011
Call for Papers

The Musical Instrument Museum will host the 40th annual meeting of the AmericanMusical Instrument Society fromMay 18 to May 22, 2011. The program committee for the meeting (Albert R. Rice [chair], Jim Kopp, Cynthia Hoover, and Christina Linsenmeyer [ex-officio]) welcomes proposals for papers, lecture-recitals, lecture-demonstrations, performances, and panel discussions on topics relating to the history, design, use, care, and acoustics of musical instruments from all cultures and time periods. The theme of the Conference is “Musical Intersections in Time, Place and Culture”. Presentations should typically be limited to 20 minutes (followed by time for questions). Lecture-recitals, lecture-demonstrations, and performances may be granted additional time, at the Program Committee’s discretion. The language of the proposals and presentations is English, and a paper should be delivered in person at the meeting by its author. All presenters must register for the conference.

December 1 is the deadline for submission of proposals. Applicants whose proposals are accepted will be notified by January 15, 2011. The accepted abstracts will then be placed on the Society’s website, where information about all aspects of the conference will be available. Abstracts/proposals of no more than 350 words should be submitted as Microsoft Word documents, attached to an e-mail and sent to Program Chair Albert R. Rice. Please submit two copies, one including the author’s name, institutional affiliation (if any), mailing address, e-mail address, and audio-visual needs; the other containing only the abstract/proposal, with no indication of authorship (for purposes of blind review). The unsigned (“blind”) copy of the abstract/proposal should also be pasted into the body of the e-mail message, in case of problems in file transfer.

For further information, contact Albert R. Rice, or local arrangements chair Christina Linsenmeyer. Send all proposals to Albert R. Rice at


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