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

Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn Art Song Society: Charles Ives

Selected Songs Including "The Children’s Hour," "General Booth Enters into Heaven," and "The Housatonic at Stockbridge"

Laetitia Grimaldi, Elisabeth Marshall, soprano; Elisa Sutherland, mezzo-soprano; Timothy Fallon, tenor; Michael Kelly, Will Liverman, baritone; Michael Brofman Ammiel Bushekavitz, piano

Free pre-concert lecture at 7:00PM by composer Daniel Felsenfeld

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)

Rappaport Hall
Haifa, Israel

Thomas Hampson Concert

Includes a performance of Aaron Copland's "Old American Songs"

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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…