American Music Research Center

Program Contact

Susan Thomas



The American Music Research Center (AMRC) is dedicated to exploring and celebrating the diverse and rich traditions of American music. Jointly housed between the 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.

  • Music Repository


    on campus



    Public or Private

    Public Program (open to the public)

    Program Fee

    No charge to attend/participate in activity or program

Sponsoring Units

  • College of Music

  • American Music Research Center
  • Other

Program Partners

  • University Libraries

Audiences Served

  • Adult Learners
  • Alumni/Parents/Friends
  • Families
  • General Public
  • Teachers - Early Learning
  • Teachers - Elementary School
  • Teachers - Middle School
  • Teachers - High School