Spring 2014

Notes Newsletter | Volume 1, Issue 1 | Spring 2014

Director's Note: We're Back!

Issue: Spring 2014

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Notes, the re-invented and re-designed newsletter of the Museum of Making Music. This new publication will not attempt to tell you about ev-erything that has happened, is happening, or will happen at the Museum…...

Exhibition: The Banjo: A New Day for an Old Instrument

Issue: Spring 2014

On Saturday, March 29, 2014, our newest exhibition, The Banjo: A New Day for an Old Instrument, opens in our special exhibition gallery. Why the banjo? Well, in case you haven’t turned on the radio or television, checked out YouTube, been to a...

More about “The Banjo”

Issue: Spring 2014

Listening to the music of Béla Fleck or Mumford & Sons today on an iPod, the plains and forests of West Africa seem rather far away. And yet, those are the banjo’s roots. The idea of stretching an animal skin across a gourd and tapping on...

In Their Own Words: Exploring Connections

Issue: Spring 2014

Why is music making important to you? How would you describe the connection you have to the instrument(s) you play? Two pretty straightforward questions… and yet the answers range far and wide—depending, of course, on who is responding....

Membership: Compose Your Own Membership

Issue: Spring 2014

We know that music making is a very personal thing, and that each one of you engages with it in a different way. We think the same can be said for your involvement with and experience of the Museum. Therefore, we want to let you have a say in...