Elevating modern art song in the 21st century

In its inaugural series, Modern Music for New Singers: 21st Century American Art Songs, North Star delivers a wide-ranging blend of the newest composers and many of today’s most important living voices of American art song.

Curated by a highly-qualified team of artist-teachers, Volume 1 offers educators an invaluable tool to introduce quality, age-appropriate songs for newer singers.  Volume 2 offers a blend of songs accessible to both the advanced new singer and the more experienced young professional singer.

Scores are sold as PDF downloads, and will contain a small watermark with your name and date of purchase on each page. Schools and libraries can request professionally printed copies from our Printed Scores for Institutions page.

Each anthology features:

  • 20 songs written for each voice type
  • Text, IPA for foreign language songs, and select program notes by the composers
  • Song ranges
  • Composer information
  • Song texts

Recordings by age-appropriate voices for all Volume 1 songs are constantly being updated on our recordings page. It is important for developing singers to hear repertoire sung by young singers to help them learn and embrace their own voice without trying to emulate the voices of professional singers.

All Volume 1 songs have been submitted for inclusion on US Solo & Ensemble lists. North Star Music is committed to bringing the music in Modern Music for New Singers: 21st Century American Art Songs, Vol. 1 into voice studios and onto the concert stage.