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About starspangledmusic

StarSpangledMusic.Org is a project of the not-for-profit Star Spangled Music Foundation. It is administered by Professor Mark Clague (University of Michigan) and Dr. Susan Key, a musicologist of American music who resides in California.

Band Music of Alton Augustus Adams Now Available

Alton Augustus Adams (1889–1987) was a pioneering performer, composer, educator, and writer who advanced the band culture of the Virgin Islands. A flutist and piccolo player, he founded the Adams Juvenile Band in 1910, teaching each of its musicians and … Continue reading

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Social Media Intern Needed

The Star-Spangled Music Foundation seeks an unpaid intern to work and learn alongside volunteer media professionals and help develop our social media presence. This opportunity could be accomplished by someone living in or near Ann Arbor, Michigan but could also … Continue reading

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Happy Memorial Day—What is Patriotism to You?

The sacrifice and heroism of America’s soldiers is remembered today—Memorial Day. And patriotic song, including “The Star-Spangled Banner,” has and will be part of this day of somber reflection and fun-filled celebration. In fact, in many ways it is the … Continue reading

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NEW “Historical” SATB Banner Arrangement—Guest Post: Ross W. Duffin of Quire Cleveland

FREE SCORE! Click Image to download or go to our free scores page “Historical” SATB Arrangement of “The Star-Spangled Banner” Arranged 2012 by Ross W. Duffin Note: credit “Arranged by Ross W. Duffin” and please email with performance information. … Continue reading

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Poets & Patriots Live! Now on Youtube

Our Poets & Patriots Live! recording release recital is now archived and available on our starspangledmusic Youtube channel. This lecture recital offers an artistic journey through the history of the United States national anthem from its roots in an English … Continue reading

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Happy Presidents’ Day—Poets & Patriots Live at 8pm EST

UPDATE: the entire Poets & Patriots Live recital is now available on Youtube — click here! To celebrate “George Washington’s Birthday” (aka. Presidents’ Day), the University of Michigan’s American Music Institute with the Star Spangled Music Foundation presents Poets & … Continue reading

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Francis Scott Key & George Washington’s Birthday (aka. Presidents Day?)

NOTE: In celebration of George Washington’s Birthday, the Star Spangled Music Foundation will present Poets & Patriots in recital at Stamps Auditorium on the University of Michigan’s north campus at 8:00 p.m. Click here for more information. The wandering apostrophe … Continue reading

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