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.

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Denver Art Song Project: The Pillars of African American Art Song

Denver Art Song Project’s curator, Stephanie Ann Ball, takes you through a journey of modern African-American art songs that transcend the genre. Experience the unexpected sounds of modern composers who reflect on texts and poetry. Hear the breadth of music from spirituals to modern art songs in this inspiring production.


Denver Art Song Project: The Pillars of African American Art Song

Denver Art Song Project’s curator, Stephanie Ann Ball, takes you through a journey of modern African-American art songs that transcend the genre. Experience the unexpected sounds of modern composers who reflect on texts and poetry. Hear the breadth of music from spirituals to modern art songs in this inspiring production.


Denver Art Song Project: The Pillars of African American Art Song

Denver Art Song Project’s curator, Stephanie Ann Ball, takes you through a journey of modern African-American art songs that transcend the genre. Experience the unexpected sounds of modern composers who reflect on texts and poetry. Hear the breadth of music from spirituals to modern art songs in this inspiring production.

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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…