Hello, and happy winter! We thought we’d take this opportunity bring you up to date on all the great things happening at the Great American Songbook Foundation, as we continue our mission to inspire and educate by celebrating the Great American Songbook. Read below to learn more!

Songbook Academy™
Takes Carnegie Hall!

On Wednesday, February 10th
, Songbook Youth Ambassadors Nick Ziobro, Julia Goodwin, Madelyn Baillio, and Lucas DeBard joined Michael Feinstein onstage at New York City’s Carnegie Hall for “Standard Time with Michael Feinstein: Blame It On My Youth.” At the end of the evening, the audience responded to their performances with an enthusiastic standing ovation! We are excited to showcase our Songbook alums all across the country. The opportunity to feature the work of the Songbook Academy on the stage at Carnegie Hall was a dream come true for us! Here's a review of the evening from TheaterPizzazz.com.

Perfect Harmony

Our newest program, Perfect Harmony, welcomes seniors who are affected with neurodegenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia, to visit the Songbook Exhibit Gallery and share in music experiences with us. Our first partner, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter, visits monthly. We're reaching out to local senior care facilities to expand the program. Click here to learn more about Perfect Harmony, and stay tuned for additional information about this program in future newsletters.

The Great Indiana Songbook: Two Centuries of Hoosier Music

Opening Monday, February 15th our latest exhibit “The Great Indiana Songbook: Two Centuries of Hoosier Music”, the exhibit celebrates Indiana’s 2016 bicentennial. In addition to featuring important Hoosier contributors to the Songbook, like Cole Porter and Hoagy Carmichael, the exhibit also highlights Indiana artists such as the Ink Spots, Joshua Bell, the Jackson Five, Crystal Gayle, and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds in addition to “one hit wonders,” the state's many contributions to recorded music,  and much more! Our wonderful Library & Archives intern Taylor Scott has created a virtual tour of the exhibit. We’re open from 10am to 4pm Monday through Friday, and also one hour before Jazz and Songbook events at the Palladium. Please plan a visit! 

The Songbook Academy™: Apply by March 25th!

We are now accepting applications for the Songbook Academy™, our summer music program for high school students! The Songbook Academy™ is the only program that is dedicated to the music of the Great American Songbook. Forty applicants are selected to travel to our headquarters at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana for a week-long intensive of masterclasses, workshops, and coaching sessions with mentors like Sandi Patty, Laura Osnes, Jim Caruso, Jane Monheit, Sylvia McNair, and other industry leaders. Every applicant receives written feedback. Click here to watch the 2016 promo video, then share it with your favorite young singer today! Here's a special video message from program founder Michael Feinstein describing what makes the Songbook Academy™ such a transformative experience for the students who participate.

Program Sponsors:
Irwin & Betty Helford
Jeff & Britt McDermott


Volunteer Profile: Marcia Jansen

As a small non-profit organization, we depend on a team of dedicated volunteers who help us staff the Songbook Exhibit Gallery, provide tours to our visitors, and complete a wide variety of projects in the Archives. Click here to learn more about Marcia Jansen, our very first volunteer, who has been a fixture at the Songbook Foundation since 2011.

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