The Star Spangled Music Foundation — a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization — was created on September 14, 2012 by dedicated musicians, scholars, and educators to recognize the 200th anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner” in 2014 and beyond. Email info@starspangledmusic.org to get involved.

The Star Spangled Music Foundation fosters deeper understanding of the historical and cultural significance of music in the political dialogue of the United States through scholarly research, education, performance, and media (updated Nov. 2015).

We are currently focused on a range of initiatives to celebrate the bicentennial of “The Star-Spangled Banner” on September 14, 2013, from kindergarten classrooms to the concert hall, while reminding all Americans of their shared heritage through the power of song. We have projects underway in education, performance, and a range of electronic media. The Foundation will be active beyond the anniversary year, with ongoing initiatives to support the thoughtful and creative use of American song in U.S. classrooms.

Meet our Board and Special Advisors

We encourage the public, through service clubs, neighborhood associations, PTAs, and social groups, to develop their own celebrations to honor the bicentennial of our national anthem. To find out how to list your event or link, or to find out how you can help grow starspangledmusic.org, please email info@starspangledmusic.org. We NEED YOU! to make the Banner’s birthday a resounding success.

Our Partners
The strength of StarSpangledMusic.Org is in our network of collaborators and we are proud and honored to be working with many leading national music and educational institutions and individuals:

To get involved, email our executive director Susan Key at info@starspangledmusic.org.