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.
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.
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
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