Dr. Albert R. Rice holds a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University. He is a clarinetist, author, appraiser of musical instruments, president of the American Musical Instrument Society, and review editor for the AMIS Journal and Newsletter. He is a retired librarian and musical instrument museum curator. Rice? three books published by Oxford University Press are: The Baroque Clarinet (1992), The Clarinet in the Classical Period (2003), and From the Clarinet D?mour to the Contra Bass: A History of the Large Size Clarinets, 1740-1860 (2009). His awards include the Galpin Society? 1999 Anthony Baines Memorial Prize; the American Musical Instrument Society? 2011 Nicholas Bessaraboff Prize for the most distinguished book length publication written in English in 2009; and the American Musical Instrument Society? 2011 Curt Sachs Prize honoring lifetime devotion to scholarship related to musical instruments.

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