College of Music

University of Colorado Boulder

American Music Research Center

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The American Music Research Center (AMRC) is a joint venture of the University Libraries and the College of Music devoted to the discovery of new information about American music and to the sharing of those discoveries with the wider community.

The AMRC fulfills its mission to students, faculty, scholars and the public by sponsoring  concerts, conferences, lectures, publications, and other scholarly activities. The Center is also a repository of rare and unique music materials, housed within the University Libraries, which seeks to preserve American music of all kinds and enhance its cultural and transformational potential for future generations.

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CU-Boulder’s American Music Research Center

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For more information, check out the AMRC website.

American Music Research: News & Events

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If you are already acquainted with the American Music Research Center, then you probably know the sad news that the AMRC lost a dear friend and supporter Don Campbell to cancer on June 12.

The Glenn Miller Archive at the University of Colorado Boulder American Music Research Center has acquired one of the world’s most significant collections of Big Band Era recordings and memorabilia.

During the holidays, no matter how you celebrate or what your beliefs, music is almost always an important part of the celebration, according to Thomas Riis, a musicolog

The American Music Research Center’s annual advisory board retreat Saturday, July 17 was an opportunity for AMRC staff and board members to discuss future plans and recap the year’s events.

Laurie Sampsel, faculty director of the Howard B. Waltz Music Library, is the recipient of the 2009 Provost’s Faculty Achievement Award. The award comes with a $1,000 research/creative work grant and a plaque.