Recording Archive

About the Recording Archive

The Recording Archive is a collection of audio recordings comprised of music performances presented by the UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts since 1969. It is housed in, and is cataloged and maintained by, the Arts Media Center. Formats include 1991 reel-to-reel tapes (1969-1996), 761 digital audio tapes (1996-2005), 430 compact discs (2005-2014), and hard drive storage of digital audio .wav files with scanned programs (2014-present). 

What the Archive Includes

Contents range from large and small ensemble concerts, to faculty, graduate, undergraduate, and guest artist recitals, including:

Large ensembles

UCI Symphony, UCI Chamber Symphony, University Chorus , University Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Choral Festivals, Collegium Musicum, UCI Opera, UCI Musical Theater, UCI Wind Ensemble

Class recitals

Percussion Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Vocal Performance and Opera Scenes, UCI Jazz Band and small ensembles, student composers, ICIT - Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology

Concert series

Afternoon concerts, Sunday evening concerts


ICIT graduate student capstone projects



Access to the Recording Archive is open to the public for onsite use only.  All recordings are cataloged in a local database by date, event title, and featured performer or ensemble name.  Except for the downloadable PDF files below, the Recording Archive catalog is not yet available online.  Searches may be conducted at an AMC computer, or by request to staff by phone (949) 824-8364, or email: Due to their age and fragility, the reel-to-reel tapes cannot be played back without irreparable damage, so listening to this portion of the collection will not be possible until the tapes can be restored and digitized.

PDF Files of Recording Archive Catalog Records

The PDF files below may be dowloaded and searched for content.

Reel-to-reel tape catalog records (1969-1996) pdf

DAT tape catalog records (1996-2005) pdf

CD catalog records (2006-2014) pdf