Celebrating 250 years of American Song

Inviting performers, educators, and all lovers of song to explore connections between poetry and music, between history and culture, through the work of American composers and poets

Search & Discover

Search through hundreds of composers, poets and writers—and thousands of songs—to experience American culture through this art form which sets poetry to music.

Plan & Educate

Our comprehensive selection of resources and lesson plans will help any educator incorporate classic song—poetry set to music—into subjects that they already teach, from English literature to American history to Music and Performing Arts.

Attend & Contribute

Get involved with Song of America! From attending nationwide events, to submitting your news articles, there are many ways to support American song, and the stories that they teach us.

Upcoming Events

Fenimore Art Museum
Cooperstown, NY

Hampsong Foundation Event

Song of America Educator Workshop

The two-day Song of America workshop offers an interdisciplinary exploration of American history and culture through two artistic forms: classic song (poetry set to music) and visual art (as represented by the holdings of the Fenimore Art Museum). Educators will engage in hands-on activities, participate in interactive presentations, and experience live performances of music as well as of pieces in the museum collection.

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Song of America: Telling the Story of American Culture

A production of The Hampsong Foundation. It was produced by Miriam Lewin of Lavine Production Group, with camera and editing by Randi Cecchine. Our thanks to singers Catherine Swindle, Nita Baxani, and Justin Austin; pianist and composer Richard Pearson Thomas; the Stephen Gaynor School in New York City…