Musical Instrument Museum Archives

50 places you can go to cool off in Arizona

With the first day of summer upon us and with record-setting temperatures in the forecast, we all could use some advice to cool off in Arizona when the heat becomes too much. We can tell ourselves it’s a dry heat all we want. Sooner or later, every Arizona resident will need some relief from the… Read More →

Arizona Chapter of HSMAI announces 2017 board

The Arizona Chapter of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International — HSMAI — announced it’s 2017 Board of Directors to lead the association. Board of Directors for 2017 are President Erik Dorr, Intelity; Immediate Past President Kelly Murphy, CMP, CHME, Phoenix Convention Center & Venues; President-Elect Rochelle Barton, Topgolf Gilbert; Vice-President Jim Kenney, Infor;… Read More →

MIM receives grant to expand interactive gallery for children

by in Experience AZ Magazine

Children will have more space to interact and play with musical instruments at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) after an expansion of the museum’s interactive gallery, which will be funded by a grant by Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust. The MIM was awarded a $150,000 grant for the Experience Gallery Annex, which will allow children from… Read More →

15 of Arizona’s finest young musicians will perform at MIM

Fifteen of the state’s brightest and most-talented young musicians will display their impressive virtuosity and remarkable musicianship at the 2016 Arizona Musicfest Young Musicians Fall Concert on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. Tickets are $20. Students from high schools in Ahwatukee, Anthem, Chandler,… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Musical Instrument Museum

by in AZ Business Magazine | Nonprofit

Musical Instrument Museum Most Admired Company: 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: April Salomon, executive director What it does: MIM showcases a collection of more than 15,000 musical instruments and associated objects. It is the largest museum of its type in the world. Admirable quality: MIM was planned and constructed using sustainable design practices and landscaping… Read More →

Az Business honors Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

A crowd of nearly 500 packed Desert Botanical Garden Thursday to honor Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2016. “All the women we are honoring tonight have procured influence in their respective fields through hard-earned track records of profitability, leadership and innovation,” said AZ Big Media Publisher Cheryl Green. “These women are… Read More →

April Salomon: Most Influential Women in Arizona

April Salomon

April Salomon, executive director, Musical Instrument Museum Salomon played an integral role in the design, staffing, collection acquisition and launch of the $250 million museum, which has been ranked among the Top 20 museums in the United States and is rated the No. 1 attraction in Phoenix. Advice: “Sometimes the journey teaches you a lot about your… Read More →

Celebrate all things Italian at MIM in June

The time has come for the Musical Instrument Museum’s (MIM) one-of-a-kind exhibition “Stradivarius: Origins and Legacy of the Greatest Violin Maker” to close and MIM is ending the exhibition with an exciting cadenza. On June 4 and 5, come to MIM and “Experience Italy” with music, culture, food and more. Delight in an Italian Clarinet Classics performance as… Read More →

The Legacy of Stradivarius comes to life at MIM

by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Opening January 16, as part of its five-year anniversary celebration, the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) will bring to Arizona Stradivarius: Origins and Legacy of the Greatest Violin Maker. Violins, an internationally beloved instrument, will be the star of this new exhibition, which showcases 10 exceptional historic and modern examples from the string family, including a 1728 Stradivarius violin… Read More →

The 101 Cultural Route offers music, architecture

by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Now, you can experience your love of music and architecture at the same time as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West and the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) have jointly introduced a vibrant, one-day experience: The 101 Cultural Route. Architecture 101 You get the key to Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home when you tour Taliesin West. The 90-minute guided Insights Tour… Read More →

2-day MIMFest returns Saturday

by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Following the success of MIMFest in 2014, the Musical Instrument Museum’s (MIM) inaugural music festival, the two-day outdoor event returns to the museum parking lot on November 7 and 8. Local, national and international musical acts will perform on three stages offering attendees a one-of-a-kind musical journey. MIMFest is inspired by MIM’s commitment to celebrating musical traditions… Read More →

Stradivarius exhibition coming to MIM in January 2016

by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

This January the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix celebrates the violin. The internationally beloved instrument will be the star of a new exhibition that showcases 10 exceptional historic and modern examples from the string family, including a 1728 Stradivarius violin on public display for the first time in the United States. Opening Jan. 16, 2016, “Stradivarius:… Read More →

Crowd honors Arizona’s Most Admired Companies

A crowd of more than 400 people packed the Chateau Luxe in Phoenix Thursday to honor the 40 companies who were named Arizona’s Most Admired Companies for 2015. “When developing the Most Admired Companies program, the primary goal of Az Business magazine and our partner, BestCompaniesAZ, was to recognize those companies that excel in workplace culture, social responsibility,… Read More →

MIM hosts annual Educator Appreciation Month in July

Teachers can beat the heat by spending the month of July at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)! During its fourth annual Educator Appreciation Month, current prekindergarten through twelfth-grade teachers, school and district administrators, registered student teachers, teacher’s aides and homeschool educators can enjoy the museum for free. To participate, educators must show a school- or… Read More →