The Songbook Blog

Spotlights, Weekly Columns, Interviews and more from the Great American Songbook Foundation family!

3/23/2020
Sister Suffragette: Women's Rights and Movie Musicals
Let's look at women's rights through the lens of musical theatre!
3/20/2020
Songbook Academy Screening Process
We’re sharing a behind-the-scenes look at the Songbook Academy screening process!
3/12/2020
In the Archives: The (Other) Ray Charles
Why is our archivist, Lisa, burning the candle at both ends as of late? The Great American Songbook Foundation is about to install brand new state-of-the art shelving that will double our available space in the Songbook Archives. EVERYTHING must be moved!
3/9/2020
Advice from an Alum: The Big Audition Day
Songbook Academy Alum Lucy Breedlove takes us through the next stage of the College Audition process: The Big Audition Day!
3/8/2020
International Women's Day: Strong Women of the Songbook
International Women's Day is a day to celebrate women. So let's celebrate some songstresses of the Songbook!
2/17/2020
Songbook Foundation Spotlight: Chelsea Reynowsky
Meet our new Program Coordinator at the Great American Songbook Foundation!
2/12/2020
Teaching Notes - Camelot
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2/7/2020
Alum Spotlight: Cinderella Ksebati
Songbook Academy Alum Cinderella Ksebati founds University of Michigan's first Vocal Jazz ensemble.
2/7/2020
Songbook Academy Awareness Day 2020
Songbook Academy Alum Cinderella Ksebati founds University of Michigan's first Vocal Jazz ensemble.
1/15/2020
Teaching Notes - 1776
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12/17/2019
Teaching Notes - Hamilton: An American Musical
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11/22/2019
Today's Song: "True Love Ways"
With a beautiful melody and moving orchestration, “True Love Ways,” is always identified with Buddy Holly, its songwriter and performer of its first recording.