Founded in 1997, this is the home of interchange between performers and scholars interested in art song by African-American composers. Here you will find information and links to assist with your discovery of our contribution to song.

Events & News


20th Anniversary African American Art Song Alliance Conference!

Author : Darryl Taylor ,
City : Newport Beach, CA ,
From : February 9, 2017  till : February 12, 2017
20th Anniversary African American Art Song Conference Hosted by Claire Trevor School of the Arts – University of California, Irvine in Collaboration with Christ ...

Welcome to the new alliance website!

Author : Darryl Taylor ,
September 17,2016
You demanded it, so here it is! An updated alliance site, that allows you to maintain your profile, manage your media, search for personalities, interface with publishers directly, and altogether make your research, support and enjoyment of

National Museum of African American History & Culture Opens!

September 27,2016
September 24, 2017 marks the opening of the National Museum of Africa American History & Culture.

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Mission Statement


Promote and Uplift the contributions made by African-Americans to art song, be they composers, performers or scholars. Art song here is defined as belonging to the tradition of Western art culture.

Serve the needs of scholars, teachers, and performers seeking information about African-American art song. Such service includes maintenance of this web site.

Share information and repertoire between teachers, scholars, and performers. It is essential to the mission of AASA that repertoire not be considered as a precious commodity to be kept from other performers. This repertoire must be performed, repeatedly, by many performers if it is to make its way into the mainstream of liter

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