The Recorder Music Center

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

Read about the tenth anniversary (November 2015) courtesy of our friends at American Recorder.



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. Others are used by students, faculty and staff in the Regis Collegium Musicum.

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Sheet Music Collections

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 Dayton Memorial 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 Recorder Music Center is home to a variety of collections, including the American Recorder Society Records, David Goldstein Collection, David Goldstein Popular Sheet Music Collection, Erich Katz Collection and Martha Bixler Collection.

Martha Bixler Collection

The Martha Bixler Collection contains photographs, unedited transcripts, and cassette recordings from a series of interviews conducted in 1988 with key members of the American Recorder Society for publication in the American Recorder Society Magazine, 1988-1989.

David Goldstein Collection

David Goldstein was a prolific composer and the collection predominantly contains the music and arrangements that he wrote primarily for the recorder.

David Goldstein Popular Sheet Music Collection

The entire collection contains commercial popular sheet music sold in the United States from the early 1900s through the 1960s.

Erich Katz Collection

The Erich Katz Collection includes correspondence, programs, publications, manuscripts, legal documents, photos, art, clippings, recordings, and American Recorder Society Files.

American Recorder Society Records

The American Recorder Society Records cover some of their administrative files from the 1950s to 2004.

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The Recorder Music Center accepts 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. Contact the Music Department if you are interested in making a donation.

Interested in Recorder Research Grants?

Small research grants are available to students and scholars to help support qualified academic or independent research.

Musical Instruments on display

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Finding Materials and Contact Information

Recorder Music Center

Dayton Memorial Library
4th Floor, Room 401

Tuesday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

All researchers are welcome. An appointment is advised.

Mark Davenport, Director

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