Winter 2017-18

Notes Newsletter  |  Volume 4, Issue 1  |  Winter 2017-2018

Director's Note: Reflections on a Great Year...and Looking Forward

Issue: Winter 2017-18

It seems that 2017 came and went in not much more than the blink of an eye. But I’m happy to report that despite the relentless pace, much was accomplished, and the Museum of Making Music not only had a successful year, it was a record-breaking...

Staff News: Introducing Jonathan Piper

Issue: Winter 2017-18

We’re pleased to introduce Jonathan Piper as our new Manager of Museum Collections and Exhibitions. Jonathan was born and raised in San Diego. A classically trained tubist, he obtained an undergraduate degree in music performance from the...

Development: Playing it Forward...Again!

Issue: Winter 2017-18

In August 2017, we launched our annual giving drive. Our goal for this fiscal year? To raise $50,000. So far, we’re at $58,000. Call us over-achievers! But before the celebrations begin and the dollars stop coming in, we should remind one and...

Membership: 800 and Counting

Issue: Winter 2017-18

The Membership program is a critical component of the Museum’s success because…  Well, for one reason, it brings in important dollars that help us pay for various education programs and exhibitions. There is no minimizing that fact!...

Collections: The Ansley DynaTone

Issue: Winter 2017-18

The 1930s saw an impressive number of experiments and innovations from the music products industry, many of them driven by the possibility of electrifying just about anything and everything. Where some of these innovations, like the Hammond Organ,...

Education: A Generous Donation from Palomar College

Issue: Winter 2017-18

This fall, the Spring 2017 Production Guitar Class at Palomar College donated 15 “parlor guitars” to the Museum. These guitars were designed and built by students under the guidance of their professor, Jack Stone. A special “thank you”...

Volunteers: The Heartbeat of the Museum

Issue: Winter 2017-18

Giving. It’s a word we hear quite a bit during this time of year. The saying “It’s better to give than receive” feels true for all of us. Who among us has not felt that positive, emotional “rush” when giving freely, be it time, talent,...

Exhibitions: Coming in June

Issue: Winter 2017-18

This coming June, the Museum will be displaying a collection of Henry Diltz’s photographs in our special exhibition gallery. Henry Diltz? The name might not be recognizable to most, but the photographs certainly are. Especially if you own an...

Live Performances

Issue: Winter 2017-18

One of our core beliefs is that exposure to live music is essential. Thus, our performance series is a key element of our identity and impact, and it figures prominently in our 3-year Strategic Plan (2018-2020). Although most of the concerts sell...

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