AUMI-KU InterArts

Adaptive Use Musical Instruments (AUMI) software interface enables people who have very limited controlled (voluntary) movement to independently engage in music making. Led by musician, composer, and humanitarian Pauline Oliveros, the Adaptive Use Musical Instruments (AUMI) project brings together the expertise of technicians at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and the community education initiatives of the Deep Listening Institute.

We are proud to support American Studies Professors Sherrie Tucker and Ray Pence and the rest of the AUMI-KU InterArts research team, which comprises faculty from several KU departments. AUMI-KU Interarts is a Member of the AUMI Consortium, an international research group dedicated to exploring, sustaining, developing, and sharing the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument.  Each AUMI Consortium Member institution has a particular area of focus. Ours is interdisciplinary arts and improvisation. To learn more, select the AUMI link above. 



Car Art: How Lowriders teach us about Chicanx and Mexican-American History. Open to Artists, Students, Teachers and Community Member  Thursday September 28,2023 Spencer Museum of Art

AUMI Jam Sept 27, Oct 18, Nov 15

What is AUMI? The Adaptive Use Musical Instruments app enables you to play sounds and musical phrases through movement and gestures. We focus on improv techniques using the synth-like technology, rather than traditional musical phrasing and notes.

Congratulations to our AMS scholarship award winners!

Congratulations to our AMS scholarship award winners! GIANG NGUYEN DIEN Nadine Requardt Memorial Award for International Students LENA MOSE Yoshino Harmon Multicultural Scholars Award in American Studies XIMENA IBARRA

Congratulations to our Majors and Double Majors who are Graduating

We are proud of graduates and all of the hard work they have done. We are graduating the following people with an American Studies major. Some have a double major! Danielle Wolff, American Studies BA Kelly Henning, American Studies BA/Political Science BA