Since 2017, I’ve curated the exhibitions—both permanent and temporary—at the NAMM Museum of Making Music (MoMM) in Carlsbad, CA and, each January, at MoMM’s booth at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. My activities have included conception, ideation, research, fieldwork, script writing, object selection, visual design, interaction and experience design, software programming, fabrication, and installation.

What Good is Music?

What Good is Music

Opened: 21 June, 2022
Closed: February, 2023

Purpose: To encourage visitors to consider the many roles that music can play in their lives, in their communities, and in the world at large through a series of provocative questions.

Museum of Making Music Renovation

MoMM Renovation

Opened: 15 June, 2021

Purpose: To realign the Museum’s core exhibition galleries with stated institutional goal of “exploring the accomplishments and impact of the music products industry.”

Music from the Sound Up: The Creative Tools of Synthesis

Waves, Light, Sieve, Taste

Opened: 18 October, 2019
Closed: 13 March, 2020 (early close due to the coronavirus pandemic)

Purpose: Presenting and exploring six fundamental concepts in audio synthesis to provide visitors with a functional understanding of how synthesizers create sound.

Collecting Time

"Collecting Time" at NAMM Show 2019

Opened: 24 January, 2019
Closed: 27 January, 2019

Purpose: Prompting visitors to consider the role that physical media play as markers of temporal duration.

Accordions: Expanding Voices in the USA

Where is the accordion now?

Opened: 13 December, 2018
Closed: 31 August, 2019

Purpose: Examining the contemporary state of the accordion in the USA, providing visitors with a sense of the instrument’s versatility and the diversity of its players.

Listening through the Lens: The Music Photography of Henry Diltz

"Listening through the Lens" logo

Opened: 9 June, 2018
Closed: 29 October, 2018

Purpose: Exploring the impact of visual media on the experience of music through the work of music photographer Henry Diltz.