Virtual Instrument Museum

Established by Wesleyan University in 2003, the Virtual Instrument Museum presents over 140 instruments and ensembles drawn from the university’s world music program. The instruments can be grouped by type, material, region, genre, or ensemble.

The information provided for each instrument and ensemble includes a physical description, history, tuning, technique, notation, and context. When possible, images and audio and video recordings are included. The museum’s general curator is Eric Charry.

For a link to another virtual instrument museum, see Harry Partch’s instruments.

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