The World’s Only Global Musical Instrument Museum ®


The Artist Residency Program at MIM brings professional musicians from around the world to provide unique educational opportunities for elementary, middle-, and high-school groups. The two hour experience includes an interactive theater performance and semi-guided museum tour starting at 9:30 or 11:00 a.m.

Call MIM’s School and Group Tour Coordinator at 480.245.6919 or e-mail to check availability and for reservations.

Space is limited; reservations are required.


April 23 & 24, 2015

Alpin Hong is a dynamic young pianist who is adept at playing diverse musical styles and has a flair for inspiring young people. Using popular music from movies, television, and even video games, Hong demonstrates how the use of rhythm, harmony, and melody can emotionally influence audiences. Each program engages the audience by drawing on musical examples known to each age group, ensuring a fun and enriching musical voyage.


April 30 & May 1, 2015

Back by popular demand, the award-winning artist/educator John Zeretzke takes students on a fantastic musical expedition of sight, sound, and knowledge with instruments from all over the world. Students will see and hear instruments including the Hungarian bagpipe, the North African bendir (frame drum), and various stringed instruments from around the globe! Students will enjoy tracing the musical evolution of instruments through thousands of years of global cultural exchange.