About Song of America


Launched in November 2009, Song of America is a project of the Hampsong Foundation. Our goal is to build and curate a comprehensive archive of American song that tells the story of our culture and nation, through the eyes of our poets and the ears of our composers.

We invite performers, students, and all lovers of American song to explore the work of American composers and poets; to see what poems have been set by more than one composer; to explore the background of American art song. Listen to the songs, read about them, download the scores, and find links to relevant Web sites for more information. Song of America.net is an ever-expanding database and a resource for exploring the connections between poetry and music, history and culture.

We welcome your suggestions for improvements to this site. Your reactions and user experience are important to us. Please send constructive comments, as well as additional resources and useful related links, to [email protected]

Please consider making a donation to support the expansion of Song of America. Your gift is greatly appreciated!


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Phone: 212-767-0074

The Hampsong Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your contributions are tax-deductible. The Foundation’s financial reports are available at Guidestar.org.