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.)

Stefano Mengozzi
University of Michigan
Scott Messing
Alma College
Anita Hardeman
Western Illinois University
AMS Council Representative
Jessica Payette
Oakland University
Student Representatives to the Council
Ashley Pribyl (2016-2017)
Washington University

Lesley Hughes (2017-2018)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Newsletter Editor
Program Committee
Stephen Meyer (chair, Fall 2016)
University of Cincinnati

Eric Saylor (chair, Spring 2017)
Drake University

Sarah Tyrrell
University of Missouri-Kansas City

Thomas Kernan
Roosevelt University
Local Arrangements
Thomas Kernan (Fall 2016)
Roosevelt University

David Kjar (Fall 2016)
Roosevelt University
Nominating Committee
Lisa Feurzig*
Grand Valley State University

Matthew Balensuela
Depauw University

Jane Ferencz
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Web Manager
Joe Matson
Millikin 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.