Dr. Arnold Myers

Dr. Arnold Myers
BfB Expert, Music Acoustics

Arnold completed his doctorate at the University of Edinburgh with research into acoustically based techniques for taxonomic classification of brass instruments. He has contributed articles to the New Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments and chapters for the books
The Cambridge Companion to Brass Instruments and The British Brass Band: a Musical and Social History, and was co-author of Musical Instruments: History, Technology and Performance of Instruments of Western Music (Oxford 2004).

He is co-author of the forthcoming book
The Science of Brass Instruments and an editor of the forthcoming Cambridge Encyclopedia of Brass Instruments. His research is at the interface of musical acoustics and the history of brass instruments. He has worked as Curator and Director of Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments and is now a Professor Emeritus in the University of Edinburgh and is a Research Fellow at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He serves as Vice-President of the Galpin Society and as Vice-President of the Council of Association RIdIM, (Répertoire International d'Iconographie Musicale). He was the recipient of the 2007 Curt Sachs Award and the 2014 Frances Densmore Prize of the American Musical Instrument Society, and the 2014 Christopher Monk Award of the Historic Brass Society.