Song of America Fellowship


The Song of America Fellowship is designed for self-motivated performer-scholars at the University of Michigan, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. The program is part of the Classic Song Research Initiative partnership between U-M SMTD and the Hampsong Foundation.

Elements of this Fellowship include:

  • bi-weekly group meetings to discuss issues of equity, diversity and social justice as performer-scholars, and how to manifest DEI work via the Song of America database, as well as individual performance, career and scholarly goals;
  • mentoring students via these group meetings, and in individual mentorship meetings as well;
  • writing and research for Song of America, both on an individual basis, and at times as a team, to develop the information on Song of America;

The Fellowship takes whatever form fits the needs of the student, be that work-study, internship (paid or for credit), stipend, etc. Students are required to invest a minimum of five hours weekly in the Fellowship.

Learn more about the two Song of America Fellows via a feature in the Michigan MUSE Magazine, Summer 2022.

The entire Michigan MUSE Magazine, Summer 2022 is available here.

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Classic Song Research Initiative