The World’s Only Global Musical Instrument Museum ®


The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) enriches our world by collecting, preserving, and making accessible an astonishing variety of musical instruments and performance videos from every country in the world. MIM offers guests a welcoming and fun experience, incomparable interactive technology, dynamic programming, and exceptional musical performances. MIM fosters appreciation of the world’s diverse cultures by showing how we innovate, adapt, and learn from each other to create music—the language of the soul.



April A. Salomon
Executive Director

Manuel Jordán, PhD
Deputy Director and Chief Curator

Craig D. Culy
Controller and Board Treasurer

Brian P. Dredla
Director of Education and Events

Karen L. Farugia
Director of Marketing

Debbie A. Garnett
Director of Human Resources

Rafael E. Olabarrieta
Facilities Manager

Lowell F. Pickett
Artistic Director, MIM Music Theater


Robert J. Ulrich
Founder and Board Chairman, Musical Instrument Museum; Retired CEO and Chairman Emeritus, Target Corporation; Past Chairman, Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Richard T. Burke
Chairman and Founder, United Health Group; General Partner, Rainy Partners

John D’Addario Jr.
President, D’Addario Foundation

Gail J. Dorn
Board Secretary, Musical Instrument Museum
Business Management Consultant

Matthew P. Feeney
Chair, Snell & Wilmer

Marc L. Felix
International Expert on African Art

Michael R. Francis
CEO and Founder, Farview Associates

Robert G. McMahon
Retired SVP, Property Development, Target Corporation

Gary R. Tobey
Board Vice President, Musical Instrument Museum; Chairman and CEO, Haworth Marketing and Media


Jeffrey S. Beyersdorfer
Senior Vice President, Treasurer, and Director of Investor Relations, Western Refining, Inc.

Richard D. Burns
The Richard and Babette Addona Burns Charitable Fund

Lisa L. Daniels
Managing Partner, KPMG LLP in Arizona

David P. Falck
Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and Arizona Public Service Company (APS)

Russell S. Goldstein, CFP®
Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor

Jeanne L. Herberger, PhD
Vice President, Herberger Enterprises, Inc.

Ronald L. Jones
The Ron and Linda Jones Family Foundation

Cheree L. McAlpine
Vice President and General Counsel for the Americas, Avnet, Inc.

Patricia L. Morris
Director, Business Development and Marketing Communications, Intel Corporation

James A. Pupillo
CIMA®, CIMC®, AIF®, Managing Director, and Partner, HighTower Advisors–Scottsdale

Dean M. Scheinert
Wealth Management Consultant, The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank


Manuel Jordán, PhD
Deputy Director and Chief Curator; Curator for Africa

Colin G. Pearson
Curator for Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East

Daniel C. Piper, PhD
Curator for Latin America and the Caribbean

Richard D. Walter, PhD
Curator for USA/Canada

Ana S. Silva