Piano Technicians Journal publication

I was honored to be asked to write an article about my friend and mentor, Margaret Hood for The Piano Technicians Journal

“Margaret Hood: Piano Maker, Artist, Philosopher, Mentor”, Piano Technicians Journal, Vol. 59, no. 11, (November 2016), 16-19.

publication in Oxford Bibliographies, “Electronic and Computer Music Instruments”

I’m pleased to announce the acceptance of an article to Oxford Bibliographies. They inform me that the official citation form is as follows:

Acker, Anne. “Electronic and Computer Music Instruments.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Music. Ed. Bruce Gustafson. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming

The Voices That Are Gone: Rediscovering 19th Century American Song, by Anne Beetem and Richard Turner: Continuo Magazine, Dec. 1997

Cleaning out some files today, I rediscovered a old publication from Continuo Magazine, December 1997. Richard Turner and I had been asked to write an article by publisher Matthew Redsell to compliment our then new recording of 19th century American songs, “Voices That Are Gone”. It has some nice photos in it including one of Richard and myself researching at the Library of Congress with librarian Wayne Shirley.

Book Review in The Journal of The American Musical Instrument Society

Reviewed for The American Musical Instrument Society Journal, JAMIS (41) 2015

The Art of Tuning: A Self-Guided Manual for Piano Tuning, Design, Action Regulation and Repair from mid-19th century France: For the Piano Owner and Technician, as well as Guidelines for Training the Blind and Visually Impaired, translated by Fred Sturm, Kansas City: Piano Technicians Guild Foundation, 2015

The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, 2nd Edition, FINALLY PUBLISHED

I had the great weight and pleasure of serving as a Senior Editor as well as a writer for the 2nd edition of The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments. My responsibilities included all stringed keyboard instrument related articles, some other keyboard articles, all Electronics related entries, as well as all ‘odd’ difficult to categorize instruments, and assisting with acoustics, temperament and whatever needed more hands on deck in a hurry. I wrote too many articles to list here, but perhaps one of my favorites was The Cosmophone, should you care to look that up.

I cannot say enough good things about our amazing Editor in Chief, Laurence Libin, who is a true inspiration of energy, detail, excellence, unbelievable slicing of word counts to the bone, and good humor.

The 2nd edition of the Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments

I have accepted a part time position as Contributing Editor for the 2nd edition of the Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, Oxford University Press.

Publication: The 2014 Ivory Trade and Movement Restrictions

appears in The Diapason, 105th yr., #9, whole # 1258, pp. 28-30.

Versions also published in the contemporaneous The Galpin Society Newsletter and The Reed Organ Society Newsletter.

May 2011 Publication in the PTG Journal “Importing and Exporting Pianos”

An article on the issues and solutions for import and export of instruments with ivory keys.

“Importing and Exporting Pianos: or When is a Piano Like an Elephant”
Piano Technicians Journal May 2011 Vol. 54 No. 5

February 2011 Publication in the PTG Journal: “Was this Piano Restored?”

An article on the complications of restoring antique pianos in a world where many technicians do not understand conservation methods.

“Was this Piano Restored: A True Life Adventure”
Piano Technicians Journal February 2011 issue Vol. 54 No. 2

Book Review of The Keyboard Stringing Guide for the restoration of pianos, harpsichords, and clavichords by Jean Louchet

Review of “The Keyboard Stringing Guide for the restoration of pianos, harpsichords, and clavichords” by Jean Louchet, recently published in English, appearing in The Piano Technicians Journal, December 2010