Promoting the Research and Performance 
of American Musics Since 1967

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

Emilie Bertram writes, "The opportunity to bring two of Lynn's unpublished pieces to life was a fulfilling endeavor.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

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.


Brainwaves Podcast

Race in America: How lawyers are defining racism, new maps tracking slavery in America and the legacy of slave music

A Brainwaves podcast with featured guests AMRC Director, Susan Thomas, Anna Spain Bradley, and Henry Lovejoy. Read more
Julian Saporiti

Julian Saporiti Chronicles Asian-American History With His Band No-No Boy

As an Asian-American kid growing up in Nashville, Julian Saporiti struggled to find connections to people who looked like him, who shared his origin story. Read more
Grauman Collection at AMRC

The Sound of Silent Film

Rodney Sauer, founder of Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, donates to the AMRC nearly 4,000 musical scores from silent film era L.A. music theaters, most of them from the early 20th-century Grauman theater chain. Read more
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