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

The Songbook Foundation's Collections Highlight series, featuring bite-sized online exhibits spotlighting a collection that may be smaller in physical size, but just as significant in scope. Welcome to saxophonist Steve Madrick's collection.
Meet Maryanne Siek, a uniquely talented donor who volunteers her time as well as financial resources. Maryanne grew up with the music of the Songbook and is passionate about its preservation.
Check back for new hidden gems found in the Songbook Archives!
At the surface level, it might seem like music’s role in politics is just a convenient way to begin or end a political rally. However, history has shown us otherwise. Political songs have been used for hundreds of years to bolster the image of politicians running for office.
Join a forum where you can share your lesson plans and access creative ways to engage your students through music.
I’m going contemporary with my next all-time favorite selection. The song is “Someone Like You.” The artist is Adele. Perhaps no other singer/songwriter of this era has been able to capture and communicate the emotions associated with love and loss as Adele.
Join a forum where you can share your lesson plans and access creative ways to engage your students through music.
In today's world of virtual auditioning and performing, it's important to have the right tools for creating a professional self-tape. Check out these tips to make you shine!
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.
Peggy Ford is a Mentor Champion and Board Member who is passionate about the Songbook Academy, the Songbook Foundation’s summer music intensive for high school students, and offering financial support to students in need.
An exhibit devoted to Meredith Willson’s (creator of The Music Man) long career in entertainment from its humble beginnings in Mason City, Iowa. This exhibit features materials from the Meredith Willson collection housed in the Songbook Foundation’s archives.
Welcome to Teaching Notes - a blog series written by a teacher to help other teachers #TeachtheSongbook.