Apply now for “Banner Moments: The National Anthem in American Life,” an NEH Summer K-12 Teacher Institute taking place June 30–July 25, 2014!
The Hampsong Foundation is joining with the Star Spangled Music Foundation, with resources located at http://starspangledmusic.org/, to celebrate the bicentennial of America’s national anthem in 2014. In addition to promoting the mission and activities of the Star Spangled Music Foundation, the Hampsong Foundation will directly participate in the Teacher’s Institute “Banner Moments: The National Anthem in American Life” that will be held by the Star Spangled Music Foundation in the summer of 2014. Stay tuned for more details.
The Star Spangled Music Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, is building a broad network of organizations (ensembles, museums, cultural organizations, foundations, etc.) to share news of activities related to American music and especially to create, test, revise and share educational materials for use during the bicentennial of the U.S. national anthem—”The Star-Spangled Banner.” Please visit the StarSpangledMusic.org website for more information.
Mark Clague, Ph.D.
Musicologist, University of MIchigan
Director, U-M American Music Institute
Susan Key, Ph.D.
Musicologist, Napa California
In addition to the Hampsong Foundation,
partners in the Star Spangled Music network include:
-A+ Schools Network
-American Choral Directors Association
-American Music Institute—University of Michigan
-William L. Clements Library—University of Michigan
-Colonial Music Institute
-Library of Congress
-Michigan Marching Band
-Reno Philharmonic Orchestra, Laura Jackson—Music Director
-University of Michigan Libraries
Like the Star Spangled Music Foundation on Facebook–and read the interesting posts on their page!
For the Summer Teachers Institute “Banner Moments: The National Anthem in American Life,” bringing scholars and performers together with thirty K-12 teachers. (Aug. 5, 2013)
-O Say Can You Hear: A Music History of America’s Anthem (by Mark Clague, Associate Professor of Music History and American Culture at the University of Michigan and Director of the School’s American Music Institute)
-Smithsonian Star-Spangled Banner Website
Purposeful singing is what concerns most composers most of their lives. Purposeful singing to me signifies that a composer has come into possession of musical materials of related orders of experience; given these, the composer’s problem then is to shape them coherently so that they are intelligible in themselves, and hence, communicable to an audience. — Aaron Copland, Music and Imagination