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Emilie Bertram writes, "The opportunity to bring two of Lynn's unpublished pieces to life was a fulfilling endeavor.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

Anoushka Divekar

Take Two Knees – A concert by Anoushka Divekar

Recent College of Music Clarinet Performance and Music Education graduate, Anoushka Divekar, debuted Take Two Knees, a virtual concert she and collaborators created from works by Black Female composers. Read more
Otis Taylor

Ten Million Slaves

Otis Taylor plays, "Ten Million Slaves" in the Columbia Cemetery near his home in Boulder, Colorado for the Songs for Change project. Read more
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
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