The AMRC hosts concerts, festivals, public talks, symposia (and more) with the community.  Learn about the activities and events coming soon.

Dozens of musical collection find home at the American Music Research Center at CU Boulder.  We invite you to learn what's in them, research the contents, and reconnect with its music.

Stories from the collections

Brian Stone edited and arranged George Lynn's music drawing on three poems, "An Ended Day" by Walt Whitman, "Look at the Stars" by Ralf Waldo Emerson and "Moons Ending" by Sara Teasdale.

Isabella Fincher writes, "I found myself in the Norlin Library’s Special Collections and Archives sifting through countless folders from the George Lynn Collection, entranced by Lynn’s powerful, direct compositional style."

During his career, Perry Como hosted and performed on television series from 1948 to 1963, hosted TV specials until 1992, and recorded 22 albums and 147 singles. Check out this short video and slide show highlighting his life and music.

Emilie Bertram writes, "The opportunity to bring two of Lynn's unpublished pieces to life was a fulfilling endeavor. Not only was I able to further my transcription, editing, and arranging skills, but I was able to explore Lynn’s legacy."

Our research


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A George Lynn Holiday

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Kedrick Armstrong conducts premiere of Irene Britton Smith's "Sinfonietta"

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Colorado’s State Songs Share a Message that Still Resonates Today

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