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

Parsons Center for Health and Wellness
Phoenix, AZ

An AIDS Quilt Songbook 2018

A performance of selections from the AIDS Quilt Songbook, 1992 to the present. Ticket purchases go 100% to the support of Joshua Tree Feeding Program, an all-volunteer food pantry serving persons living with HIV/AIDS in Maricopa county. This performance takes place at a display of panels from the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, and launches a week of local AIDS awareness and commemorative events.

The Idea of America—The Thurber, Burleigh and Dvorak Relationship

An Event of the Harry T. Burleigh Society--Co-sponsored by the Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture

Lyric Stage Company of Boston
Boston, MA

Castle of Our Skins: Ode to Hayes

Castle of our Skins is excited to honor legendary singer Roland Hayes as part of the Front Porch Arts Collective and Lyric Stage Company of Boston's production of Daniel Beaty's "Breath and Imagination". The celebration will include spirituals and art songs championed by Hayes and a world premiere created by youth.

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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…