The Songbook Blog

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

Learn Something New! ( virtual resources )
While you're stuck in quarantine, hone your acting, dancing, musicianship skills or learn an instrument!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"
Sister Suffragette: Women's Rights and Movie Musicals
Let's look at women's rights through the lens of musical theatre!
Songbook Academy Screening Process
We’re sharing a behind-the-scenes look at the Songbook Academy screening process!
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!
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!
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!
Songbook Foundation Spotlight: Chelsea Reynowsky
Meet our new Program Coordinator at the Great American Songbook Foundation!