Podcast Episode #110 – Mark Clague

This week we interview Mark Clague, author of O Say Can You Hear: A Cultural Biography of The Star-Spangled Banner, published by W.W. Norton & Company in June 2022. Clague serves as Professor of Musicology, Arts Leadership, and American Culture at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, where he also serves as an associate dean. His other anthem-related publications include the recording Poets & Patriots: A Tuneful History of The Star-Spangled Banner and the Star-Spangled Songbook. Clague’s research has sparked collaborations with the Smithsonian Museum of American History, Los Angeles Grammy Museum, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library, and a Library of Congress recital with baritone Thomas Hampson. Mark Clague was interviewed by fellow biographer and BIO member Sonja Williams.