About Us


The Midwest Chapter is the largest 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 about all of the AMS chapters can be found on the chapter pages of the 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 past officers. If you are wondering whom to contact about a particular issue, please review the chapter job descriptions linked below.

Current Officers and Appointees

(Click on officer title to see job description.)

Murray Steib
Ball State University
Keith Clifton
Central Michigan University
Alison DeSimone
University of Missouri-Kansas City
AMS Council Representative
Marian Wilson Kimber
University of Iowa
Student Representatives to the Council
Owen Hubbard (2019-2020)
University of Chicago

Kirsten Westerman (2020-2021)
College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
Newsletter Editor
Program Committee
Lisa Feurzeig, chair
Grand Valley State University

David Kjar
Roosevelt University

Margaret Butler
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Drew Davies
Northwestern University
Local Arrangements
Thomas Kernan
Roosevelt University

David Kjar
Roosevelt University
Nominating Committee
Thomas Kernan, chair
Roosevelt University

Danielle Fosler-Lussier
The Ohio State University

Jonathan Kregor
College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
Web Manager
Joe Matson
Illinois State 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.