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 Public Programs

Debbie A. Garnett
Director of Human Resources

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

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

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

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

Gail J. Dorn
Board Secretary, Musical Instrument Museum
President, Catholic Schools Center of Excellence (CSCOE)

Matthew P. Feeney
Chair, Snell & Wilmer

Marc L. Felix
International Expert on African Art;
Organizer and Curator of International
Exhibitions on African Arts

Michael R. Francis
Founder and CEO, Farview Associates

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

April A. Salomon
Executive Director,
Musical Instrument Museum

Gary R. Tobey
Board Vice Chairman,
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.

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

Shawn R. Gensch
Chief Marketing Officer,
Sprouts Farmers Market

Russell S. Goldstein, CFP®, CAP®
Senior Vice President and Institutional Client Advisor, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Patrick F. Heigl
Brand Manager, Sanderson Lincoln-Ford

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

Ronald L. Jones
The Ron and Linda Jones Family Foundation

Matthew K. Mains
Senior Vice President and Market Manager, U.S. Bank Commercial Real Estate

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


MIM Ambassadors are an elite group of world-renowned musicians and industry leaders who generously donate their talent, expertise, and goodwill on behalf of the museum. In addition to spreading the word about MIM, they have helped develop exhibits, secure instrument loans, and attract talent to the MIM Music Theater. MIM is privileged to work with this distinguished group and is grateful for their ongoing support.

Peter Asher
Maker of Rock History for Over Fifty Years

Tony Berg
Record Producer and Founder of Zeitgeist Studios

Jerry Douglas
Grammy-Winning Dobro Virtuoso

Amrita Sen
World-Renowned Singer-Songwriter, Entrepreneur, and Visual Artist

Neal Spielberg
Nashville Music Entrepreneur and “Star Maker”










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 United States / Canada