Songbook Foundation Spotlights: Jan Reabe and Griffin Scott

September 18, 2020



The Great American Songbook Foundation is proud to offer internship positions for young professionals in school development programs. We partner with the IUPUI museum studies program and with high school students who  have interest in professional development. Meet our newest Archives intern, Jan, and our newest high school intern, Griffin!

 

 

Meet Jan Reabe!


Jan Reabe is joining us as an archivist intern through May of 2021. She is very excited to join The Great American Songbook team due to it being a smaller institution. She is also excited to work with the incredible amount of history the archives hold. She has expressed her interest in wanting to have a broader range of duties and responsibilities when working with the Songbook collection. When working with the collection, she hopes to learn more about managing archives as well as how the foundation reaches out to the public. In her free time she enjoys Latin dancing and has recently started Ballet again. She is also a big fan of the Reggaeton music genre. One future aspiration of hers is to work in collections at an art or science museum. We are very excited to welcome Jan to the team!

 


To get to know Jan a little better, we asked her a few questions:


SF: What is your favorite artist, group or genre of music to listen to right now?
JR: My favorite genre of music right now is reggaeton. I usually listen to playlists by Spotify, so I listen to the big artists: Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, Bad Bunny, Maluma, Ozuna.


SF: Why are you excited to join the Songbook Foundation team?
JR:I’m excited to join the Songbook Foundation team because as a smaller institution, I’ll get to see a broader range of duties and responsibilities when working with a collection.


SF: What do you hope to learn during your internship with the Great American Songbook Foundation?
JR: I hope to learn the day-to-day responsibilities of managing an archive, how this foundation reaches out to the public, and more about the Great American Songbook during my internship.


SF: What are your aspirations for the future in museums or archives?
JR: My future museum aspirations are to work in collections at an art or science museum.


SF: What do you like to do in your free time?
JR: In my free time I like to go Latin dancing, but I’ve also recently started ballet again.

 

Meet Griffin Scott!

 

Griffin Scott is joining us as an intern for the 2020-2021 school year. He is currently a senior at Carmel High School and is an active member of the Carmel High School choir program. He is in their top mixed show choir, the Ambassadors, as well as their 18 person A cappella group, Select Sound. As a child he grew up listening to The Great American Songbook genre with his grandparents, and to this day one of his favorite movies is Singin’ in the Rain. His favorite Songbook artist is Judy Garland due to her genuine approach yet sophistication when performing. In his free time, he is an avid music listener who loves the Musical Theatre genre. His favorite musicals include: Into The Woods, Mean Girls, Dear Evan Hansen, and Hello Dolly! He is excited to join The Great American Songbook Foundation team and hopes to gain as much experience in the Arts Management field before he goes to college. After his internship he plans to go into Arts Management with a double major in Vocal Performance. We are very excited to welcome Griffin to the team!

 

 

To get to know Griffin a little better, we asked him a few questions:


SF: Favorite artist, group or genre of music to listen to?
GS: My favorite artist is by far Judy Garland. I admire her genuine approach yet sophistication when performing. My favorite genre is Musical Theatre. Some of my favorite musicals including: Into The Woods, Mean Girls, Dear Evan Hansen, and Hello Dolly!.


SF: When did you first fall in love with the American Songbook?
GS:When I was about 6 my mom had a garage sale with a couple of her friends. One of the friends brought a giant tub of movies that she was selling. I ended up getting to pick a movie that I could keep, I reached way down into the tub and pulled out Singin’ in the Rain. I used to watch it over and over again watching the amazing dance sequences and impressive vocals of Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds. Ever since I have loved the artists of The Great American Songbook.


SF: What would you tell someone who is interested in applying for the Songbook Academy program?
GS: Be true to yourself. Make your application video as individual as it can be. Most importantly be confident and have fun!


SF: Why are you excited to join the Songbook Foundation team?
GS: I am excited to get as much knowledge/experience as possible with the Songbook Foundation as well as The Center for the Performing Arts before I head off the college.


SF: What are your plans for the future?
GS: I am hoping to go into Business or Arts Management with a double major in Vocal Performance!

 

 

Welcome Griffin and Jan!

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