The Carolina Music Museum hosted the annual meeting of the American Musical Instrument Society in May, with over 80 participants meeting over four days to discuss many relevant topics to musical instrument history and manufacture. Allie Cade, Tonia Hubbard and Tom Strange set up the museum and kept the programs running on both floors during morning and afternoon sessions, with one evening session, as well as concerts on historical instruments by newcomer Patricia Garcia Gill and one of our favorites, Stephanie Schmidt, with a lunch performance with the Asheville Gamelan ensemble. The AMIS members consist of curators and musicologists, amateur and professional builders, students and faculty from around the world. We also had the opportunity to show a sneak preview of our next exhibit, “Trumpets Wild and Wonderful” with Sabine Klaus. The weather showed Greenville at its best and the general impression that we left was that this was a particularly fine meeting and they would like to return!
The American Musical Instrument Society promotes better understanding of all aspects of the history, design, construction, restoration, and usage of musical instruments in all cultures and from all periods.
- AMIS President Jayson Dobney
- Group on the front steps
- Typical lecture setting
- Patricia Gill