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The Great American Songbook Foundation
The Great American Songbook Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire and educate by celebrating the Great American Songbook.
One of the core benefits of attending the Songbook Academy is joining a network of talented young artists and professional contacts that has been in existence for over a decade. The opportunities that our alumni receive extend from recognition during their time at the Songbook Academy to performance opportunities, further education and professional support that lasts a lifetime.
Alumni are eligible:
- To become a Songbook Ambassador upon graduating from the Songbook Academy, a distinction that carries weight for resumes, college auditions, and professional endeavors.
- For invitation to perform across the country alongside Michael Feinstein and/or for Songbook Foundation special events.
- To request letters of recommendation for future college applications and professional opportunities.
- To receive ongoing communications that connect alumni with peers and professionals, share educational resources, and promote opportunities for collaboration across the alumni network.
Where are our alums now?
Songbook Academy week is just the beginning for our talented alumni. Students have gone on to pursue performing arts-related degrees at prestigious universities from the University of Michigan to the University of Miami's Frost School of Music, and appear on Broadway, stages from Carnegie Hall to Lincoln Center, on film and television, and platforms from Spotify to Apple Music.
Check out a few alums making recent waves in the studio, on stage and screen:
- Morgan Taylor (2019) on this season of NBC's The Voice
- Eleri Ward (2012) kicks off solo tour after wrapping national tour with Josh Groban
- Nina White (2016) makes her Broadway debut in Kimberly Akimbo
- Alums head on Broadway national tours: Yarden Barr (2017) in Fiddler on the Roof, Adriana Scalice (2017) in Mean Girls, and Genevieve Ellis (2012) in Les Misérables
- Maddie Baillio (2014) makes Birdland solo debut after starring in NBC's Hairspray Live, Dumplin' (Netflix), Cinderella (Amazon Prime)
- Anaïs Reno's (2018) debut album reaches No. 6 on the jazz charts
- Merissa Beddows (2014) on this season of America's Got Talent
Auditioning or applying for college? We have alumni who are current students or graduates of over fifty university or conservatory arts program located both nationally and internationally. Find an alum at a program you're interested in and email email@example.com for contact information.
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