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

Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker Street
New York City

Mirror Visions Ensemble: This Land is Ours

When you think of how this land is ours, what do you feel? Pride, wonder, comfort and excitement. Ours is a sung celebration of urban, suburban, and rural life - its moods, landscapes and sounds. Featured is music by immigrants (Kurt Weill, Paul Hindemith, Hanns Eisler, and Erich Korngold), women (Ruth Crawford Seeger, Francine Trester), and African Americans (Adolphus Hailstork, Brittney Boykin, Florence Price and Leslie Adams), as well as by classic American composers (Charles Ives, Leonard Bernstein, Samuel Barber, and Pete Seeger).

Oak Lawn United Methodist Church
Dallas, Texas

Voces Intimae: Round Up of Texas Art Song Composers

VOCES Intimae's popular concert, Round Up of Texas Art Song Composers, is back! Y'all join us and tap your toes to music by David Featherstone, Quinn Mason, Duilio Dobrin, Allie Simpkins and more.

Terrace Theater
Washington D.C.

Vocal Arts DC: Lawrence Brownlee Recital

Program to include Schumann's Dichterliebe and the Washington premiere of Cycles of My Being, a new song cycle composed for Lawrence Brownlee by Tyshawn Sorey.

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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…