About Us


The Midwest Chapter is the largest active constituent division of the American Musicological Society, covering Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, as well as areas in Canada north of our constituent states from Winnipeg to Windsor. The chapter hosts two meetings annually, programming twenty-four to thirty papers given by students, professors, and other interested scholars. More information on the AMS chapters can be found on the chapter pages of the national society's website.

Chapter Officers

Officers of the chapter are elected by the membership and serve two-year terms. Nominations are solicited by the nominating committee prior to each election. The chapter also recognizes the generous contributions of previous officers. If you are wondering whom to contact about a particular issue, please review the chapter job descriptions.

Current Officers and Appointees

(Click on title to see job description)

Brian Locke
Western Illinois University
Adriana Ponce
Illinois Wesleyan University
Nathan Platte
University of Iowa
AMS Council Representative
Arne Spohr
Bowling Green State University
Student Representative to the Council

Kevin Fullerton (2012-2013)
University of Kansas

Brian Schmidt (2013-2014)
University of Minnesota
Newsletter Editor
Timothy J. Dickey
Program Committee
Anita Hardeman, chair
Wester Illinois University

Charles Dill
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Heather Platt
Ball State University
Local Arrangements
David Grayson and Gabriela Currie (Spring 2014)
University of Minnesota
Nominating Committee
Ellie Oin
National Louis University

Eric Saylor
Drake University
Web Manager
Colin Roust
Chicago College of the Performing Arts, Roosevelt University

Previous Officers and Appointees

The AMS Midwest Chapter applauds the generous volunteer service of our past officers. Thank you for your efforts on behalf of the chapter.