College of Music

University of Colorado Boulder

Laurie Sampsel

Associate Professor
Imig Music Building N250
303-492-3929

Mailing Address:
301 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309

Laurie J. Sampsel, Associate Professor, is Faculty Director of the Waltz Music Library, Curator of the American Music Research Center Collections, and a member of the Musicology Department. She earned her degrees from the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University (BM in music education in 1986, MM in flute performance in 1988), Kent State University (MLS in 1989), and the University of Pittsburgh (PhD in musicology in 2009). Dr. Sampsel regularly teaches graduate level music bibliography and research for the College of Music. Her textbook,Music Research: A Handbook, was published by Oxford University Press in 2008. It won a Provost’s Award in 2009 and the Music Library Association’s Vincent H. Duckles Award in 2010. A second edition is currently under preparation. Sampsel’s earlier monographs include Cyril Scott: A Bio-Bibliography (2000) and Samuel Babcock: The Collected Works (1999). She has presented for the Music Library Association, Society for American Music, Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, and the International Musicological Society. Sampsel’s articles have appeared in Notes and the American Music Research Center Journal. In addition to music information literacy instruction her current research interests include early American psalmody. She remains active as a flutist.