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

Kerrytown Concert House
Ann Arbor, MI

songSLAM Ann Arbor

The Sparks & Wiry Cries songSLAM is a unique competition for emerging composer/performer teams to premiere new art song, in partnership with the Kerrytown Concert House, and Mc’d by Kathleen Kelly. In the poetry-slam tradition, audience members vote on their favorite performances, and $2,000 in cash prizes are awarded.

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Brooklyn Art Song Society: Samuel Barber

The Daisies Op. 2 no. 1, Dover Beach Op. 3, 3 Songs Op. 10, 4 Songs Op. 13 Hermit Songs Op. 29, Despite and Still Op. 41, 3 Songs Op. 45 Lucy Fitz-Gibbon, soprano; Samantha Malk, mezzo-soprano; Steven Eddy, Mario Diaz-Moresco, Brian Mextorf, baritone; Michael Brofman, Spencer Myer, piano; Members of PhiloSonia Free pre-concert lecture at 7:00PM by Nick DiBeradino (Curtis Institute)

Terrace Theater
Washington D.C.

Vocal Arts DC: John Brancy Recital

Program to include selections by Holst, Vaughan Williams, Ives, Berlin, Speaks, Novello, Rachmaninov and others.

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