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"History makes music and music makes history."

Everyone has their own soundtrack. A "Songbook" of sorts that has a personal significance and connects us to history, culture, family and community. Here at the Great American Songbook Foundation we inspire and educate by celebrating those timeless melodies that have the power to last beyond the time they were written. Explore the soundtrack of your life while learning more about the enduring standards of the Great American Songbook.




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. Learn more and hear from our founder, Michael Feinstein.



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Madison Miazgowicz brings experience in fundraising, social media

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Job Opening: Director of Library & Archives 

About: With a mission to inspire and educate by celebrating the music that many have now coined the “Great American Songbook”, The Great American Songbook Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is unique in its focus and ambitious in its efforts to become the authority in regards to the history, culture and continuing artistic legacy of America’s original popular song. Learn more.


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