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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A stack of vintage sheet music shows the song titles "What Wouldn't I Do for That Man" and "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime."
Songbook Foundation receives NEA grant
'Roaring ’20s' gallery exhibit will feature items from vast archives
Feinstein surprises Manchester onstage with Hall of Fame award
Concert presentation previews formal induction events in September
Songbook Academy 2021 names Top 40 national finalists
Summer music intensive will take place online with free public performances
Virtual conference to rethink Broadway’s Golden Age
Scholars, performers from around the world will gather in May for StageStruck!
Donny Osmond and Andy Williams chat during a mid-1960s episode of "The Andy Williams Show."
Donny Osmond, Michael Feinstein remember Andy Williams
New episode of "In the Archives" video series premieres tonight

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Top 40 Finalists Announced


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.