Great American Songbook Foundation
Michael Feinstein, Founder


News from the Songbook Foundation

The third annual Great American Songbook Film Series begins on November 14! Click HERE to see the full lineup of films.

Congratulations to Madelyn Baillio, the 2014 Great American Songbook Youth Ambassador!  Congratulations to ALL of our Songbook All-Stars on a wonderful Songbook Academy & Competition.
HERE to read more.

Come see our newest 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.

Photos of the Wall of Fame unveiling, the ceremony, and even our archivist Lisa showing Shirley Jones our Meredith Willson collection are located on our Flickr pageFor video highlights of the Hall of Fame Gala, click HERE.

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


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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Contact us directly at:
  One Center Green - Palladium
Carmel, IN 46032 

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