The mission of the Alaska Music Archives is to gather, digitize and preserve the rich musical legacy of Alaska. The Archive has become a valued resource to the Performing Arts during our Virtual Season. 

Intermission Music is an initiative from the Alaska Music Archives dedicated to presenting a Virtual Season of music. Intermission Music is a survey of recordings from the past decade where new content is created from recent performances to provide much needed visibility for Alaskan performing arts groups.

In March, when it became apparent that we were going to have an abbreviated season, The Alaska Music Archives created and released several performances in The Virtual Concert Hall on Facebook at the beginning of the shutdown. This proved to be valuable in creating a place for audiences to enjoy the music of Alaskan performing arts groups during our sudden hibernation.

Atwood Foundation has now generously provided seed money to start gathering 2010-2020 performance recordings for the digital audio archive. Concurrently, we are producing the new audio/visual content for Intermission Music.


Program director Kurt Riemann is providing his decades of audio / video expertise and extensive Alaskan music library containing 70 years of recorded performances to keep the Alaskan performing arts in the public eye.

Groups that benefited from the work of the Alaska Music Archive's asset creation through the shutdown have included -

  • The Anchorage Concert Chorus

  • Anchorage Symphony

  • Alaska Chamber Singers

  • Mat-Su Concert Band

  • Anchorage Civic Orchestra

  • Anchorage Community Concert Band

  • and many individual performing artists

Now we are requesting CDs, cassettes and all versions of musical recordings from the last decade (2010-2020) to digitize, title, and fill the gaps in the past decade. The initial work of digitizing is already being run continuously every day. We are  soliciting concert recordings from all performing arts groups who were active during the past decade.

We are creating high-quality audio/visual presentations of music videos for these performances, and these videos need sponsorship to fund their creation, a sponsorship which will be appropriately and abundantly credited.

If you are interested in the Alaska Music Archives' Intermission Music initiative, please contact us at

Or contact Kurt Riemann directly at 907-632-0515

Thank you for your interest and support.