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Two gold Academy Award statuettes in an Archive space with a group of high school age students smiling as they explore the artifacts.


The Great American Songbook Foundation, founded by five-time GRAMMY® Award nominee Michael Feinstein, is a nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire and educate by celebrating America’s timeless popular music and its role in our society.


Dedicated to advancing this musical legacy, the Foundation manages the Songbook Library & Archives, curating physical artifacts of creators and performers. It also operates a multimedia exhibit gallery, oversees the Songbook Hall of Fame, provides programs for the public, research opportunities for scholars and artists, and offers educational initiatives for student musicians, including the annual Songbook Academy® summer intensive.


As a Cultural Affiliate of the Grammy Museum® in Los Angeles, the Foundation is committed to preserving the history of this music by making cultural treasures accessible through interactive, educational, and immersive experiences for all generations.


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