The American Music Research Center

~Promoting the Research and Performance of American Musics Since 1967~

The American Music Research Center (AMRC) is dedicated to exploring and celebrating the diverse and rich traditions of American music. Jointly housed between the University of Colorado’s College of Music and the University Libraries, the AMRC is home to a rare music repository that includes scores, papers, recordings, and material artifacts that document the history of American music and the people who have made it.

We regularly sponsor public events and community outreach activities—such as concerts, conferences, publications, and lectures—and provide grants to support both institutionally-affiliated and independent scholars working on American music research. Visiting scholars and the public are welcome to visit by appointment.

Mission Statement

The American Music Research Center supports the research, performance, and preservation of all musics of the Americas, with a particular emphasis on the diversity of musics from the United States. As a scholarly and inclusive organization, we are committed to public outreach and community engagement as well as serving a diverse array of musicians, academics, librarians, and researchers.