An International Repository & Research Center for Recorder Music

The Recorder Music Center (RMC) is operated and maintained jointly by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts and the Dayton Memorial Library at Regis University. Its purpose is to provide an international repository of recorder music and a friendly, full-service research center for recorder music. The RMC will also support academic programs and performance ensembles offered through the Department of Fine and Performing Arts Music Program at Regis. The RMC is quickly gaining international attention as a center for early music activities.

The Recorder Music Center (RMC), housed in Dayton Memorial Library, is maintained jointly by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts and the Dayton Memorial Library. It is an international repository for recorder music and a full-service research center for those interested in all aspects of the recorder. The RMC will also support academic programs and performance ensembles offered through the Department of Fine and Performing Arts Music Program at Regis University. The RMC is quickly gaining international attention as a center for early music activities.

The RMC has a limited but growing number of circulating materials (mostly scores) available, as well as archival collections (non-circulating). Circulating materials are shelved in the Recorder Music Center Alcove on the 3rd floor of the Library and are available for public use and through interlibrary loan.

The Archival Recorder Music Collections are found on the 4th floor of the Library, Room 401.The archival collections are non-circulating and document the significant contributors to the recorder music movement from its early days onward. The RMC houses the Erich Katz Collection, the David Goldstein Collection, the David Goldstein Popular Sheet Music Collection, the Martha Bixler Collection, as well as institutional records of the American Recorder Society.

Currently, students have access to much of the published music holdings that are already being utilized by University ensembles, including the Collegium Musicum, the University and Concert Choirs, and Chamber Ensembles.

Instrument Collection

The instrument collection of the Recorder Music Center includes various sizes and makes of recorders and other early wind and string instruments. Some instruments in the collection are on permanent display on the third floor of the Dayton Memorial Library. Other are used by students, faculty, and staff in the Regis Collegium Musicum.

Research Grants

Small research grants are available to students and scholars to help support qualified academic or independent research. For application forms, please contact the Director of the Recorder Music Center, Dr. Mark Davenport at 303.964.3609.

Donating

The Recorder Music Center considers both small and large collections of early and contemporary music scores for the recorder and other early instruments, musical instruments, papers, art work, and other documents relating to the recorder movement. All donations are fully tax deductible. If you are interested in donating materials, please contact the Director of the Recorder Music Center, Dr. Mark Davenport  at 303.964.3609.

 

The Archives contains non-circulating books, musical scores, organizational records and personal papers of contributors to the recorder music movement. Click on the list below for a descriptive finding aid of materials within each collection.

Archival Recorder Music Collections:

Identifying Materials

The Regis University Archives’ materials can be searched using the library catalog, Lumen. Archive materials are not allowed to leave the Library; therefore, Lumen will display the statement “No copies available for checkout.” for those items that belong to the Special Collections. These items will also have the notation that their location is 4th Floor Special.

Finding Materials

The Archives & Special Collections’ materials can be found on the:
4th floor of Dayton Memorial Library, Room 401.

Documents and other materials may be viewed in the Archives: Tuesday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

All researchers are welcome.  An appointment is advised.

Contact:
Elizabeth Cook, Archivist
303.964.3612
ecook@regis.edu

Materials from the Archives do not circulate.