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Internationally renowned Baritone Thomas Hampson speaks with teachers at our K-12 “Banner Moments” teachers institute on July 3, 2014.

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Our mission is to bring teacher-tested curricular materials as well as the best of musicological research on American music to students, teachers, and the public, with a focus on accurate and high quality information and teaching tools about Francis Scott Key’s most famous song. Like democracy itself, song requires active participation. Song is as much a verb as a noun. It offers a means to practice citizenship and for Americans young and old to discuss who we are and who we want to be as US citizens and citizens of the world.

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