Ben and Lydia

Graduate student researchers explore Pueblo's Soundscapes

Jan. 24, 2023

Above: Dr. Susan Thomas and graduate student Ben Cefkin interview Danny Rodriguez for the "Soundscapes of the People" project. It was a busy fall for the American Music Research Center! One of the many projects happening in the AMRC is the Pueblo "Soundscapes of the People" project . Two CU...

Quah and Martin in the Archives

Graduate Students Gain Professional Experience in AMRC Archives

Dec. 7, 2022

The AMRC collections are housed in Rare and Distinctive Collections in Norlin Library. Two graduate students, Johnette Martin and Jessica Quah, work in these collections, helping archivist Jessie de la Cruz organize and inventory them. As of now, the AMRC has 297 collections in the library.

Nathan George Headshot

A George Lynn Holiday

Dec. 6, 2022

The American Music Research Center (AMRC) George Lynn Memorial Award celebrates the legacy of former College of Music choral conductor George Lynn, allowing CU students to dive into Lynn’s compositional work and pull out pieces that really speak to them. Nathan George, a sophomore music education major, was inspired by...

Armstrong conducting orchestra

Kedrick Armstrong conducts premiere of Irene Britton Smith's "Sinfonietta"

Nov. 15, 2022

The career of Kedrick Armstrong—graduate orchestral conducting student and AMRC Porter Fellow—is quickly gaining momentum, including conducting the CU Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Irene Britton Smith’s “Sinfonietta.” Learn more and, in this brief video , meet Armstrong and hear him share his discovery of Smith's work.

Columbine Flowers

Colorado’s State Songs Share a Message that Still Resonates Today

Oct. 17, 2022

By Laurie J. Sampsel Did you know that Colorado has not one, but two state songs? “Where the Columbines Grow” became the first in 1915, while “Rocky Mountain High” was named the second in 2007. Both have been criticized—primarily due to their lyrics—but each has strengths that deserve a deeper...

"Yoga as White Public Space" Lecture by Dr. Rumya Putcha

Feb. 25, 2022

The American Music Research Center (AMRC) at the University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Music is hosting a lecture, “Yoga as White Public Space,” by ethnomusicologist Dr. Rumya Putcha (University of Georgia) on Wednesday, 2 March 2022 at 5:00 p.m. (details below). Yoga is a mainstay of the global exercise...

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 orchestral accompaniment in his Hollywood “movie palaces,” he probably never imagined that the thousands of orchestral scores used by his musicians would be recognized as important Americana in their own right. A century later—with a...


American Music Research Center explores musical traditions of Pueblo, CO

Sept. 1, 2021

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.

University Library Launches Aztlan Center

CSU Pueblo's University Library Launches Aztlan Center

Aug. 8, 2021

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.

March 17 panelists

Hip-Hop Artists Share the Mic on March 17

March 12, 2021

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.