Promoting the Research and Performance 
of American Musics Since 1967

Soundscapes of the People

A Musical Ethnography of Pueblo, Colorado

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.

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

Research

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Emilie Bertram writes, "The opportunity to bring two of Lynn's unpublished pieces to life was a fulfilling endeavor.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

News

Celia Cruz

Counterpoints Lecture debuts with talk about Celia Cruz’s ‘Azúcar’

Professor of Women & Gender Studies, Kristie Soares, will inaugurate the American Music Research Center’s new Counterpoints Lecture with her talk, "Dancing With Death: Celia Cruz’s Azúcar and Queer of Color Survival" on Monday, November 2 at 5:30 pm MST. Read more
CLAEM

'Latin Americanism' in music talk set for Oct 26

The American Music Research Center and the Department of Musicology will host Rutgers University musicology professor, Eduardo Herrera, on Monday, Oct 26 at 1 pm (MST) for his presentation, “Americanism as Musical Strategy: From Pan Americanism to Latin Americanism.” Read more
Music and HIV/AIDS event

Music and the HIV/AIDS crisis, a pandemic discussion set for October 12

Houston-based musicologist Matthew J. Jones and CU Director of Vocal Pedagogy John Seesholtz will present, “Music and HIV/AIDS – A Look at Then and Now,” online on Monday, October 12 at 5:30 pm MST. Read more
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