The Songbook Blog

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

11/20/2019
Teaching Notes - Of Thee I Sing
Join a forum where you can share your lesson plans and access creative ways to engage your students through music.
10/25/2019
Today's Song: "Till Then"
To me, “Till Then” might have been simply a pretty, soothing Tin Pan Alley tune. It’s the Mills Brothers’ mellow tones and incomparable harmonies that make it one of “My All-time Greatest Songs.”
10/25/2019
Advice from an Alum: Book & Repertoire!
Songbook Academy Alum Lucy Breedlove takes us through the next stage of the College Audition process: Preparing your Book and Repertoire!
10/11/2019
Today's Song: "A Change is Gonna Come"
The latest addition to “My All-time Greatest Songs” is Sam Cooke’s beautiful, inspirational, and unforgettable “A Change Is Gonna Come.”
10/11/2019
Advice from an Alum: Unifieds!
Songbook Academy Alum Lucy Breedlove takes us through the next stage of the College Audition process: Unifieds!
9/27/2019
Today's Song: "Because"
What is YOUR favorite Beatles song? This week’s addition to “My All-time Greatest Songs” is "Because" by the Beatles!
9/27/2019
Advice from an Alum: Scheduling your College Auditions!
Songbook Academy Alum Lucy Breedlove takes us through the next stage of the College Audition process: Scheduling your College Auditions!
9/20/2019
Advice from an Alum: College Pre-Screens
Songbook Academy Alum Lucy Breedlove takes us through the next stage of the College Audition process: Pre-Screens!
9/13/2019
Advice from an Alum: Academic Applications
Songbook Academy Alum Lucy Breedlove takes us through the second stage of the College Audition process: Academic Applications!
9/13/2019
Today's Song: "Misty"
Who doesn’t love “Misty”? This week’s addition to “My All-time Greatest Songs” may be one of the most popular and recorded songs ever. ASCAP named it as one of the 25 most performed standards of the 20th Century.
9/12/2019
In the Archives: On the MOVE again!
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!
9/6/2019
Advice from an Alum: The College Audition Trail!
Songbook Academy Alum Lucy Breedlove gives us the inside scoop on the college audition process from choosing schools to Audition Day!