The Songbook for Every Tomorrow

Just as the Songbook comforted families during the Great Depression, boosted morale during WWII and created unity during many other challenging world events throughout our history, we can be confident that the Songbook will continue to carry us through anything that tomorrow may bring. Until we can gather together and celebrate once again in person, keep the music playing in your house by engaging in the Songbook At Home.


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 What is the Great American Songbook?


An enduring canon of the most important and influential American popular songs and jazz standards that began in the early 20th century and continues to be written today.


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Center and Foundation name new VP of Development
Kendra Latta has served as Director of Individual Giving since 2018
Caregiver workshop explores benefits of music for seniors
Registration now open for Perfect Harmony event March 25-26
Songbook Archives adds new collections
Latest acquisitions include materials from ’50s pop star, acclaimed arrangers
Sale pending for Asherwood estate
Proceeds will support Songbook Foundation mission
Applications open for Songbook Academy 2021
Student singers learn from professionals at annual summer intensive


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The Great American Songbook Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to inspire and educate by celebrating the music of the Great American Songbook.


The Great American Songbook Foundation fulfills its mission to preserve America's rich musical legacy by making its physical and musical histories accessible to visitors of all backgrounds - from local educators to international researchers, and from visitors of the generation that originally enjoyed the Songbook to those who are hearing its timeless melodies for the very first time.