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Emilie Bertram writes, "The opportunity to bring two of Lynn's unpublished pieces to life was a fulfilling endeavor.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


Alex Craig

New Alex Craig and Christina Lynn-Craig Living Music Award to be granted spring 2023

The AMRC invites CU Boulder student musicians, both undergraduate and graduate, to apply for the new bi-annual Alex Craig and Christina Lynn-Craig Living Music Award. This award celebrates the works of late composer Alex Craig, and is set to be granted for the first time this spring. Read more
Ben and Lydia

Graduate student researchers explore Pueblo's Soundscapes

Two CU Boulder PhD students work on the Pueblo "Soundscapes of the People" project alongside AMRC Director Dr. Susan Thomas, Dr. Austin Okigbo and Dr. Xóchitl Chávez from the University of California, Riverside. Both of these students are studying ethnomusicology and have been working on the project since summer 2021. Read more
Quah and Martin in the Archives

Graduate Students Gain Professional Experience in AMRC Archives

The AMRC collections are housed in Rare and Distinctive Collections in Norlin Library. Two graduate students, Johnette Martin and Jessica Quah, work in these collections, helping archivist Jessie de la Cruz organize and inventory them. As of now, the AMRC has 297 collections in the library. Read more
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