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

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Emilie Bertram writes, "The opportunity to bring two of Lynn's unpublished pieces to life was a fulfilling endeavor.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

Our research


Graumin's Chese Theater

AMRC to preserve and share historic trove of silent-era film scores

By Charles Wofford Between 1900 and 1929, when Sid Grauman ran silent films with live... Read more

American Music Research Center explores musical traditions of Pueblo, CO

The AMRC is breaking ground with its innovative Soundscapes of the People project, a comprehensive research effort in collaboration with local community stakeholders to document, preserve and engage with diverse musical and cultural influences in and around Pueblo, Colorado. Read more
University Library Launches Aztlan Center

CSU Pueblo's University Library Launches Aztlan Center

Colorado State University Pueblo has launched the new Aztlán Center which will be housed in the university Library, a center dedicated to the study of Chicanx, Latinx and Indigenous Peoples and Environments of the Southwest. Read more
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