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44th Annual Meeting of the
American Musical Instrument Society
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Massachusetts
June 3-7, 2015

Through papers, performances, demonstrations, and exhibits, the conference will explore a broad range of topics relating to the history, design, and use of musical instruments, with a focus on New England and instruments in the Museum of Fine Arts. The conference will begin on Wednesday evening with an opportunity to visit the MFA’s musical instrument gallery, with informal demonstrations by local musicians. Thursday will be devoted to paper sessions; Friday to trips visiting the factories for Powell Flutes (Maynard, MA), Zildjian Cymbals (Quincy, MA), Marlowe Sigal’s private collection of instruments (Newton, MA), and the Frederick historic piano collection (Ashburnham, MA). Saturday's paper session will be followed by the traditional banquet, at Simmons College. On Sunday morning an optional tour will be offered of the instrument collection at Symphony Hall. The meeting immediately precedes the week-long Boston Early Musical Festival.

Program Committee: Darcy Kuronen, chair; Michael Suing, Allan Winkler

Local Arrangements: Darcy Kuronen, chair; Nancy Hurrell, Jayme Kurland




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