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

Berkeley Piano Club
Berkeley, CA

Dracula Rising: Ghosts of Hollywood Past

Music by Polish and immigrant Hollywood composers of the 40s to the present

Also: Tuesday, Oct. 15, 12 p.m., Cafe Europa (Berkeley), FREE, location TBD, and
Thursday, Oct. 31, 7 p.m., Paderewski Festival, Cass Winery, Paso Robles (without the Moore and Garner)

Musicians: Nanette McGuinness, soprano, Anne Lerner-Wright, cello, and guest pianist Karen Rosenak.

Center for New Music
San Francisco, CA

Blooming Flowers: Music of Women Composers

Ensemble for These Times performs the World Premiere of Chinese composer Weiwei Miao's "Blooming Flowers, Full Moon" for piano trio, along with works by 8 living women composers.

Musicians: Nanette McGuinness, soprano; Anne Lerner-Wright, cello; Dale Tsang, piano; and guest violinist Ilana Blumberg

The Ware Center
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Lift Every Voice and Sing

"Lift Every Voice and Sing" is a concert of music featuring 20th and 21st century African American composers. This concert will be sung by four young artists who are African American opera singers. Two of our singers will recently have performed in "Porgy and Bess" at the Metropolitan Opera, and two were recently in the premier of "Stonewall" with the New York City Opera. They will be accompanied by Dr. Maria Corley, Lancaster's finest collaborative pianist. Also a composer, we will be featuring several of Dr. Corley's songs in the concert. The concert will take place at The Ware Center of Millersville University.

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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…