College of Music

University of Colorado Boulder

Laurie Sampsel

Professor of Musicology
Imig Music Building N255B

Mailing Address:
301 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309

Dr. Sampsel earned her doctorate in historical musicology with a focus on American music studies at the University of Pittsburgh. She holds master’s degrees in library science (Kent State University) and flute performance (Dana School of Music). Her bachelor’s degree is in music education (Dana School of Music). The second edition of her textbook, Music Research: A Handbook, was published by Oxford University Press in 2012. The first edition won a CU Provost’s Award in 2009 and the Music Library Association’s Vincent H. Duckles Award in 2010. Sampsel’s earlier monographs include Samuel Babcock: The Collected Works (1999) and Cyril Scott: A Bio-Bibliography (2000). Her articles have appeared in Notes and the American Music Research Center Journal. She has presented at national and international conferences. Dr. Sampsel regularly teaches the graduate (MUSC 5708) and undergraduate (MUSC 2988) music research classes for the College of Music.
Laurie Sampsel has a joint appointment between the College of Music and Waltz Music Library. As Music Librarian, she does research consultations; visits classes to teach research and citation tools and skills; answers reference questions; selects materials for the collection; and serves as a liaison to the College of Music and the American Music Research Center.