Promoting the Research and Performance 
of American Musics Since 1967

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Emilie Bertram writes, "The opportunity to bring two of Lynn's unpublished pieces to life was a fulfilling endeavor.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

Erini

Eirini Tornesaki: Exploring Intercultural Dialogue through Greek Music

At Berklee Global Jazz Institute, Greek musicians are leading a rediscovery of intercultural dialogue through music. At the forefront of these efforts is Cretan singer Eirini Tornesaki (also known by her artist name, Erini). Read more
Alex Craig

Alex Craig 1946 - 2020

Composer and pianist Alex Craig of Broomfield, Colorado died of a sudden heart attack on the evening of Saturday, April 18th. Alex was a part of the musical scene in Boulder from the mid-1960s when he began accompanying music students as an undergraduate at CU-Boulder. Read more
Hidden Voices

'Hidden Voices' Uncovers Neglected Group of Composers

Professor of Piano Pedagogy Alejandro Cremaschi and his students are uncovering a neglected group of composers rarely visible in the world of classical piano music with their project, "Hidden Voices." Read more
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