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

11/1/2020
Check back for new hidden gems found in the Songbook Archives!
10/16/2020
At the surface level, it might seem like music’s role in politics is just a convenient way to begin or end a political rally. However, history has shown us otherwise. Political songs have been used for hundreds of years to bolster the image of politicians running for office.
10/14/2020
Join a forum where you can share your lesson plans and access creative ways to engage your students through music.
10/7/2020
I’m going contemporary with my next all-time favorite selection. The song is “Someone Like You.” The artist is Adele. Perhaps no other singer/songwriter of this era has been able to capture and communicate the emotions associated with love and loss as Adele.
9/30/2020
Join a forum where you can share your lesson plans and access creative ways to engage your students through music.
9/23/2020
In today's world of virtual auditioning and performing, it's important to have the right tools for creating a professional self-tape. Check out these tips to make you shine!
9/18/2020
The Great American Songbook Foundation is proud to offer internship positions for young professionals in school development programs. We partner with the IUPUI museum studies program and with high school students who  have interest in professional development.
9/17/2020
An exhibit devoted to Meredith Willson’s (creator of The Music Man) long career in entertainment from its humble beginnings in Mason City, Iowa. This exhibit features materials from the Meredith Willson collection housed in the Songbook Foundation’s archives.
9/15/2020
Welcome to Teaching Notes - a blog series written by a teacher to help other teachers #TeachtheSongbook. 
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.