The Hampsong Foundation has begun a partnership with SongFest, a training program for young singers focusing on the art of classic song. Since 1996, SongFest founders Rosemary Hyler Ritter and John Steele Ritter have invited performers and teaching artists of the highest caliber to work with students and young professionals on the performance of song, especially American classic song. Through the Hampsong/SongFest collaboration, past materials from SongFest performances, including programs, program notes, video and audio recordings of world premiere works by some of the most acclaimed American composers today, are made available through the Song of America database as well as on the website of the Hampsong Foundation.
-link to SongFest on YouTube
-links to audio hosted exclusively on Song of America
…Music gives us ontological messages which non-musical criticism is unable to contradict, though it may laugh at our foolishness in minding them. There is a verge of the mind which these things haunt; and whispers therefrom mingle with the operations of our understanding. — William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience