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

9/14/2020
We invite you to explore the story of politics on the American stage from Gershwin's 'Of Thee I Sing' to Lin Manuel-Miranda's 'Hamilton: An American Musical'.
9/12/2020
The Andrews Sisters. The name conjures indelible images: soldiers listening to a jukebox in the canteen; packed theaters with rabid fans jitterbugging in the aisles; and a brass-voiced trio of lanky women in chiffon dresses and bouffant hairdos.
8/25/2020
This blog explores the music and moments of American Songbook history from women who have have made a permanent impact on music and American culture over the past century. Today we celebrate the women of the Songbook in honor of Women's Equality Day.
8/18/2020
Many of the Songbook Academy alumni are singer-songwriters. Check out your new favorite artists.
8/17/2020
Meet some of our friends in the Nonprofit world and bookmark some of these amazing opportunities for you and yours to keep the music playing at home in honor of #NationalNonprofitDay!
8/16/2020
"Happy Days Are Here Again" served as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's campaign song in 1932, and resonated throughout the nation as most Americans were looking to Roosevelt in hopes that his pledge of “a new deal for the American people” would shepherd them safely through the Great Depression into a new era of economic prosperity. Watch three perspectives of this hopeful song of the Great American Songbook.
8/12/2020
“Irving Berlin has no place in American music,” Kern replied. “Irving Berlin is American music.”
7/19/2020
This is an ongoing blog with suggestions for engaging music activities that can be done in assisted living facilities.
7/7/2020
Join a forum where you can share your lesson plans and access creative ways to engage your students through music.
7/7/2020
Join a forum where you can share your lesson plans and access creative ways to engage your students through music.
6/29/2020
Ross Edelstein was the most recent intern with the Archives of the Great American Songbook Foundation. Learn more about he work he did for the Songbook Foundation and how he's bringing what he learned to his next stage.
6/10/2020
Join a forum where you can share your lesson plans and access creative ways to engage your students through music.