The Songbook Blog

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

4/13/2020
Learn Something New! ( virtual resources )
While you're stuck in quarantine, hone your acting, dancing, musicianship skills or learn an instrument!
4/6/2020
GASF Docent Spotlight: Margie Draper
The Great American Songbook Foundation has a dedicated team of docents, collections processors and Perfect Harmony volunteers who devote their time and talents to preserving and educating the history of the Great American Songbook. Each week we will be putting a spotlight on the people behind the scenes.
3/31/2020
The Songbook Connection: “Goin’ down the Bayou” with my Songbirds
Songbook Academy Alum, Josie Corrao, writes about the friends she met at Songbook Academy and the importance of staying in touch.
3/29/2020
Women of the Songbook: Next Generation
It's Women's History Month. Let's celebrate the next generation of Songbook women: Diana Krall, Audra McDonald and Lady Gaga.
3/25/2020
Teaching Notes - 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and My Dearest Enemy
Join a forum where you can share your lesson plans and access creative ways to engage your students through music.
3/23/2020
Book Review: "The Gershwins and Me: A Personal History in Twelve Songs"
Cantor Janice Roger reviews Michael Feinstein's book "The Gershwins and Me: A Personal History in Twelve Songs"
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!