For Researchers


Below are some links that will be of help when you're planning your recital or researching a variety of topics related to American art song. Click on the links below to visit these useful sites.

Classical Vocal Repertory

One of the nation's largest, friendliest and most competent providers of vocal music of all types, but specializing in numerous American composers. Check their online catalog at Classical Vocal Rep. If you don't find what you're looking for, call Glendower Jones at (1-800) 298-7474. He's an amazing font of information.

New York Festival of Song

The New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the presentation of vocal music and the creation of unusual performance opportunities for singers. The mission of the New York Festival of Song is to re-create the song recital through the development of programming that is both unique and diverse in language, culture, and theme. Since its founding in 1988 by Michael Barrett and Steven Blier, the New York Festival of Song has brought an extraordinary diversity of song recitals to its audience in New York City and throughout the world.

New Music Jukebox

New Music Jukebox, sponsored by New Music Box, the online Web magazine of the American Music Center,  is the online library and listening room that provides immediate access to scores, streaming audio, and vital information about music by American composers. Updated daily by the composers and publishers themselves, New Music Jukebox is a continually growing resource designed to meet the needs of today's new-music community. (Composers and publishers who wish to participate in New Music Jukebox and who meet the eligibility requirements* should send an email to coordinator@newmusicjukebox.org.)

That New Music Website

That New Music Website provides an easy and attractive way for performers to seek out new repertoire. The site also allows composers to upload and sell their music.

Marilyn Horne Foundation

The Marilyn Horne Foundation (MHF) was founded in 1993 by world-renowned concert and opera singer Marilyn Horne. Its mission is to support, encourage, and preserve the art of the vocal recital through the presentation of vocal recitals and related educational activities across the United States and is the only national non-profit organization devoted exclusively to the vocal recital and classical song. The site's links page provides access to a number of general art song sites.

Florestan Recital Project

Founded in 2001, the Florestan Recital Project is a unique organization that performs and promotes song repertoire in concerts, master classes, and educational residencies. By combining a roster of world-class artists with outstanding research and programming, Florestan has delighted audiences with a wide range of both established and unfamiliar repertoire. Our artists are singers and pianists who regularly perform with leading opera companies, orchestras, and festivals around the world. In only its fifth season, the Florestan Recital Project has emerged as a premier presenter of song recitals in North America.

African-American Art Song

Founded in 1997, African-American Art Song Alliance is the home of interchange between performers and scholars interested in art song by African-American composers. Here you will find information and links to assist with your discovery of African-American contributions to art song.

The Vocalist     We are listed on Vocalist.org

 The Vocalist is an international electronic mailing list for singers and singing teachers. It is a group of mostly opera and classical singers, but forums also discuss musical theater and other styles. All topics, from auditions to fach to repertoire to career-building, vocal warm-ups, singing tips, are welcome here.


Other Useful Sites


Database of Recorded American Music, a scholarly resource of recordings by American composers and artists, including CD quality audio, liner notes and essays from New World, Composers Recordings, Inc. (CRI) and other important labels.


The New Music Connoisseur is a newsletter focusing on the work of the composers of our time, with additional coverage of rare and neglected classical music from all national and ethnic sources.


Leonarda Productions: Recordings & educational materials on
music and women in music


The companion Web site to the PBS special “Thomas Hampson: I Hear America Singing,” bringing you the exciting story of American concert song and its cultural contexts.


Capstone Records, offering recordings of living voices in contemporary music.


Details the African heritage in classical music


Paul Sperry is recognized as one of today's outstanding interpreters of American music and has made numerous recordings.

American Composers Alliance

ACA's mission is to Publish-Promote-Protect-Preserve concert music by American composers.

American Composers Forum

The American Composers Forum links communities with composers and performers, in the making, playing and enjoyment of new music.

American Music Center

The American Music Center (AMC) is a national service and information center for new American music.

Composers Bureau Online

SAI's Bureau of contemporary American composers


 The mission of Hampson Foundation is to promote the research and proliferation of song and singing through concerts, master classes, or symposia


Arsis Press, devoted to sacred and concert music by women composers


Art Song Update presents news, reviews, and ideas for art song enthusiasts.
Latin American Art Song Alliance The premier site for the Latin American art song. We assist teachers and students of singing who are trying to access the published repertoire and provide them with tools to teach and perform it.
Lied and Art Song Texts An extensive collection of texts and translations of art songs in many languages.


The Living Composers Project is a non-profit database begun in 2000, which aims to provide composers, listeners, performers, and researchers with a source of information about the music of our time.

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