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

Old West Church 131 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA

Calliope’s Call: Cross Connections

Celebrating American art song composer Juliana Hall, with works by her mentors and a world premiere by the composer herself.

Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Paris, France

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).

Willis Music Kenwood Steinway Gallery 8118 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati Song Initiative: “Americana: Then and Now”

CSI presents snapshots of our nation's unique song style and its evolution over time. Includes songs by Burleigh, Duke, Ives, Thomson, Cipullo, Barber, Larsen, and Recio.

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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…