Project Spotlight

Songs of Virginia Songbook project

The approach of UVa’s bicentennial celebration seems an occasion to produce materials recognizing and celebrating the history of the University. The University Singers and the music department choral program (with Prof. Michael Slon serving as project editor) seek to produce and publish a commemorative edition of the University of Virginia’s songs, in the form of a hardbound book. While numerous universities have produced and updated such books, the last UVa songbook was published in the mid-1930s. The approaching anniversary is a perfect time to capture and update – in a form usable by faculty, students, historians, and alumni of the University – the spirit, history, and tradition of UVa represented in its musical songs.

Songs of Virginia Songbook project