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Education & Outreach

A core part of the Great American Songbook Foundation’s mission is to introduce and promote the Great American Songbook to the next generation of young musicians.  Aside our high school summer music program (The Songbook Academy), the Songbook Foundation offers a host of educational resources and programs year-round.

By developing an effective and entertaining curriculum-based program, including in-school performances, the Foundation reaches youngsters by introducing them to the music and composers of the Great American Songbook.  Through entertainment, students can appreciate the music of the Songbook while also learning the cultural and purely American historical context that is integrated seamlessly within its legacy.


Read about some of our educational opportunities below:



Schedule a Field Trip/Exhibit Lesson: Your students are invited to explore the Great American Songbook Exhibit Gallery and the histories and lyrics of popular music, including their favorite current-day songs. Educational materials and resources correspond to Indiana Academic Standards for Language Arts and Music for grades 6-8.  For more information about lesson plans or to schedule a field trip, fill out the contact form below.


Multi-disciplinary curriculum based on the music of the Great American Songbook. The free, downloadable lesson plans were developed as a companion educational resource to the 2010 PBS Series, Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook".


Traveling Exhibits: The Great American Songbook Foundation’s Gallery Exhibits are on the road!  Fill out the contact form below request a time for your school, library or organization to host one or both of our Traveling Exhibits – “Ella Sings the Songbook” and “The Unsinkable Meredith Willson”.  There is no cost to reserving a Traveling Exhibit.


Interested in scheduling a field trip or reserving a travelling exhibit for your school or library? Just want more info?


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