Explore song projects from Thomas Hampson and the Hampsong Foundation!

In this section, you will find a wide array of various projects of the Hampsong Foundation, some of which began as personal projects of baritone Thomas Hampson: from large-scale, multi-faceted projects such as Song of America and Singers on Singing: Great Artists in Conversation, to smaller, focused projects of limited scope, like Berlioz, Wagner, and Liszt: Romantic Songs and Schumann and Heine.

You can find information about annual endeavors, like the Heidelberg Lied Academy, as well as annual awards in collaboration with other organizations, like the Thomas Hampson Fund of the American Musicological Society and the Hampsong Education Fellowship in American Song (with the Society for American Music).

Our projects cover a wide range of historical and musical topics, and all of them connect classic song—poetry set to music—with a larger cultural context, telling the story of a time, place, and people.

Each project is a conglomeration of different resources, often featuring audio and video resources, texts (often including essays and translations), PDFs of concert programs—inspiration for students, singers, educators, and song enthusiasts.

Filter projects:

Classic Song Research Initiative

Song of America: A Celebration of Black Music

Song of America for Educators

The Lieder of Hugo Wolf

Schumann and Heine Project

Singers on Singing: Great Artists in Conversation

Heidelberg Lied Academy

Song: Mirror of the World Radio Series

Gustav Mahler

Schubert’s Winterreise

Song of America Radio Series

Water: A Musical Celebration of America’s Heartland and Heart

Richard Strauss: A Life Never Without Song

Verboten und Verbannt

Walt Whitman:
To the Soul

Song Texts & Translations

Antonín Dvořák
and His Time

Hugo Wolf
and His Time

“I Hear America Singing”
(Salzburg 2001)


Master Classes

Concert Programs

Lectures & Interviews

Radio Programs & Podcasts

Hampsong Education Fellowship
in American Song

The Thomas Hampson Fund

“Ernestine Schumann-Heink, a Contralto’s Legacy” Digital Archive

Elinor Remick
Warren Society

SongFest Archive

The Sister Marietta Coyle Award

Berlioz, Wagner, and Liszt: Romantic Songs