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

Berklee College of Music
Boston, MA

Mirror Visions Ensemble: An Oman Odyssey

MVE performs its commission from composer Francine Trester, inspired by the etchings of recluse artist Sheridan Oman of the American Southwest.

Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Art Song Society: Aaron Copland

Old American Songs (Sets I and II), 12 Poems of Emily Dickinson Kristina Bachrach, soprano; Dominic Armstrong, tenor; Jorell Williams, baritone; Michael Brofman, Brent Funderburk piano Free pre-concert lecture at 7:00PM by Patricia Mainardi (CUNY)

Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center
New York City

New York Festival of Song: Hyphenated Americans

We honor composers from abroad who have based their musical lives in the US along with first-generation American composers whose close links to their parents’ homelands can be heard through their compositions.

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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…