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We invite all lovers of song to explore connections between poetry and music, between history and culture, through the work of American composers and poets. Song of America is a database resource where you can listen to songs, learn more about them, read their lyrics, find scores, and link to relevant Web sites. For the most updated information about the Song of America radio series, click here: Song of America Radio Series.
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  • 'Song of America' Educator Workshop on May 14, 2016 in LA

    The workshop will include sessions exploring both content and pedagogical strategies as well as a special live performance focusing on songs related to the material covered in the workshop. This workshop is in collaboration with LA Opera and is ideal for Language Arts, History, Social Studies, and Performing Arts teachers.
  • 'Song of America': Beyond the Song on June 14, 2016 in San Francisco

    Join us for this free special evening event at San Francisco Conservatory featuring a conversation between Thomas Hampson and California State Poet Laureate Dana Gioia, as well as performances of American song. More information coming soon!
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ABOUT THIS SITE Our goal is to build and curate a comprehensive archive of American song that tells the story of our culture and nation, through the eyes of our poets and the ears of our composers. Launched in November 2009, Song of America.net is a project of the Hampsong Foundation.
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