Princeton University Concerts and the University Musical Society of the University of Michigan have released the first installment of a new digital initiative, conceived by Joyce DiDonato. “Sing for Today” features DiDonato‘s response to current events and global concerns, through the lens of song and conversation.

The first episode, available for free viewing at and, taps into the energy of the upcoming general election. In response to images of long early-voter lines across the country, DiDonato sings “This Land is Your Land,” accompanied by guitarist Àlex Garrobé and presented in tribute to the passionate voters. She then frames the song in conversation with Hamilton lead producer Jeffrey Seller, and with students Kai Tsurumaki (Princeton Class of 2023) and Saika Islam (University of Michigan Class of 2021)—founding members of the Poll Hero Project, dedicated to recruiting young people across the country to be poll workers.

Future episodes of “Sing For Today” will feature DiDonato singing and in dialogue with people from a variety of different backgrounds, calling on great songs to permeate profound events of the present day. The first episode, and all future episodes, will be available for free viewing at and