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.


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Emilie Bertram writes, "The opportunity to bring two of Lynn's unpublished pieces to life was a fulfilling endeavor.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


March 17 panelists

Hip-Hop Artists Share the Mic on March 17

On Wednesday, March 17 at 6 pm online, Hip-Hop artists Sacramento Knoxx, The Reminders, Linqua Franqa, and Rennie Harris, along with moderator Michael Jeffries (Wellesley University) will present, “Sounding Politics,” A Roundtable. Read more
Johnny Pacheco


Salsa music lost its founder last week—flutist, composer, band leader, and producer Johnny Pacheco passed away at 85 years old. Read the article by Kristie Soares, Assistant Professor of Women & Gender Studies at CU Boulder. Read more

CFP | Americas: A Hemispheric Music Journal | Themed Issue on SOUND, ACTIVISM, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

A themed Issue on SOUND, ACTIVISM, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE for Americas: A Hemispheric Music Journal invites article submissions Read more
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