Collection Staff,

Governing Committee,

& Advisory Board

Collection Staff

The World Musical Instrument Collection is managed by a faculty director and administrative staff of the Department of Ethnomusicology.

Faculty Director: Münir Beken
Instrument Curator: Supeena Adler
Administrative Staff: TBD

Governing Committee

The World Musical Instrument Collection has a governing committee composed of the Chair, Vice-Chair and Management Services Officer of the Department of Ethnomusicology, along with the faculty director.


Chair: Steven Loza
Management Services Officer: TBD
Faculty Director: Münir Beken

Advisory Board

The World Musical Instrument Collection has an advisory board of experts from major musical instrument museums and university instrument collections in the US, Europe and Asia.


Margaret Birley (Horniman Museum, London)
Claire Chantrenne (Musée des Instruments de Musique, Brussels)
Jayme Kurland (Boston Museum of Fine Arts)
Andrew Lamb (Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, Oxford University)
Kathleen Wiens (Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, Arizona)
Xiao Mei (Oriental Music Instrument Museum, Shanghai Conservatory of Music)