What is the Songbook?

The "Great American Songbook" is the canon of the most important and influential American popular songs and jazz standards from the early 20th century.  These popular and enduring songs, created for Broadway theatre, musical theatre and Hollywood musical film between the 1920s and 1950s, are often referred to as “American standards”, which are the very cultural treasures that the Great American Songbook Foundation is dedicated to preserving and promoting in our mission and programs.

 

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6/28/2019
Broadway stars, Grammy winners to mentor at Songbook Academy
Free tickets now available for Public Masterclass, Songbook Showcases
5/31/2019
10th Songbook Academy Finals set for July 20
Nation’s top teen vocalists vie for prestigious performance opportunities
5/28/2019
Efroymson Family Fund renews support of Songbook Academy
Songbook Foundation's summer intensive marks 10th year
5/16/2019
NEA grant to fund media preservation project
Historic Meredith Willson radio recordings will be available online
5/3/2019
Finalists announced for 10th Songbook Academy
Who will earn the title of 2019 Songbook Youth Ambassador?
 

 

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The Great American Songbook Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of 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 melody for the very first time.