The Michael Feinstein
Great American Songbook Initiative


News from the Michael Feinstein Initiative

Registration for the 2014 Great American Songbook High School Vocal Competition is now closed! To learn more about the program, click HERE

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.

MFI 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 MFI a grant for sound preservation! 
Click HERE to learn more.


About the Initiative

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 Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative 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 Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative Form 990 for the fiscal year 2011.

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