Promoting the Research and Performance 
of American Musics Since 1967

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

Emilie Bertram writes, "The opportunity to bring two of Lynn's unpublished pieces to life was a fulfilling endeavor.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

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.


Phantom Carriage clip

A Peak at the Live Music of The Phantom Carriage Screening

Thank you to the International Film Series, Rodney Sauer and the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, CU Presents, University Libraries and many others for helping to celebrate the new Grauman Theater collection. Here is a short clip of the MAMPO performing along side The Phantom Carriage screening, preceded by a short introduction. Read more
Rodney Sauer

Rodney Sauer on Colorado Public Radio's Colorado Matters

Rodney Sauer discusses his role in preserving historic scores from the silent film era on CPR's Colorado Matter. Rodney is the Director of the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra and recently donated a large collection of silent film sheet music to the AMRC. Scroll to 35:20 to listen to Rodney's interview. Read more
Music Map

Exploring the Folklore Music Map Of The United States

Naomi Heiser talks with the former AMRC Director and Professor Emeritus Thomas Riis about an exciting rare map in the CU Boulder Libraries collection, the Folklore Music Map of the United States and the music that inspired it. Read more
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