Great American Songbook Foundation
Michael Feinstein, Founder


News from the Songbook Foundation

Tickets to the Final Round of Competition for the 2014 Great American Songbook High School Vocal Competition on July 25 are now available! Tickets go fast so get them while they last! Click HERE!

The Great American Songbook Foundation would like to thank Noodles & Co. for donating dinner for our Vocal Competition Finalists on Thursday Night!

The Great American Songbook Foundation would like to welcome Current in Carmel as our 2014 Media Sponsor!

2014 Master Classes have been set for Wednesday, July 23, 2-5 pm with Michael Feinstein and Cheryl Bentyne and Thursday, July 24, from 2-5pm with Michael Feinstein and Marc Cherry. Come see the 2014 High School Vocal Competition finalists perform songs from the Great American Songbook and get feedback from our
mentors. These classes are free and open to the public on the Palladium Mainstage.

The brand new Great American Songbook Wall of Fame exhibit is now open to the public! Come see this slice of history located on the Gallery level of the Palladium. Gallery and exhibit are open weekdays 10am-4pm. For more information
click HERE. Photos of the unveiling, the ceremony, and even our archivist Lisa showing Shirley Jones our Meredith Willson collection are located on our Flickr page!

Thank you to everyone who applied to the 2014 Great American Songbook Vocal Competition!  Registration is now closed.


Cheryl Bentyne, Grammy winning member of The Manhattan Transfer, signs on as mentor for the 2014 Songbook Vocal Competition!  Click HERE

See what Stephen Holden of the New York Times says about Julia Goodwin, 2013 Great American Songbook Youth Ambassador! Click HERE

National TV coverage for the Vocal Competition! Michael Feinstein and Julia Goodwin were featured on Inside Edition!  Click HERE

Meet the 2013 Great American Songbook Youth Ambassador, Julia Goodwin! Click HERE

Our new exhibit, A Change is Going to Come: 1960's Broadway Musicals, was featured on Fox 59.  See the coverage

Come see our new exhibit!

"A Change is Gonna Come: 1960s Broadway Musicals” explores the changes in musical theatre through the lens of the turbulent 1960s. Through images and text, the exhibit exposes the role that cultural and social changes played in changing the style and substance of American musical theatre.

The Songbook Foundation joins other cultural institutions in the greater Indianapolis area to form the Exhibit Alliance! 

Together we will use our historic collections to bring history to our guests in new and exciting ways. By working together, we tell a bigger story than we could working alone. Our exhibits are free! To download your passport to all exhibits, click HERE

Join us for the second annual Great American Songbook Film Series! For details,

THE GRAMMY FOUNDATION awards the Songbook Foundation a grant for sound preservation! 
Click HERE to learn more.


About the Foundation

In the first half of the twentieth century, something magical happened in America.  A battery of musical geniuses on Broadway, Tin Pan Alley, and in Hollywood created some of the most popular and enduring songs the world has ever known.

These are the songs that captured the moment we fell in love, the songs that nursed our broken hearts, and the songs that underscored the happy ending.  They put voice to our spirit of optimism and our hope for the future.  They are the spring in our steps, the springtime in our hearts.  The Great American Songbook is the heartbeat of the American spirit, its pulse in thirty-two bars.

Our Mission

The mission of the Great American Songbook Foundation is to inspire and educate by celebrating the Great American Songbook.  We do this through the following (click on pictures to learn more):


We are a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization to which all contributions are tax-deductible.
Click here to view the Great American Songbook Foundation Form 990 for the fiscal year 2011.

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Music: Michael Feinstein- Exactly Like You


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One Center Green - Palladium
Carmel, IN 46032 

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