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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APPLICATIONS FOR OUR NATIONAL SUMMER MUSIC INTENSIVE OPEN NOW THROUGH MARCH 1st. Click Here TO APPLY NOW.

 

Visit our brand new Andrews Sisters Exhibit located on the top floor of the Palladium at the Center for the Performing arts. Click here for more.

 

Be a part of our #JewishSongwriters project by visiting our traveling exhibit by the American Library Association currently displayed at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Learn more.

 

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.