AMP kicks off drive to raise $100,000

"Piano Practice" by Trent Gudmundsen, 1978.
“Piano Practice” by Trent Gudmundsen, 1978.

The American Music Project is kicking off its spring fund-raising drive today in order to reach its financial objective for the 2015-16 season.

Our goal is to raise $100,000 by September 1.

While private fund-raising has been steady, to achieve all AMP artistic goals for the coming season, we are accelerating efforts effective this week.

The American Music Project is seeking 20 individuals to contribute $5,000 each. These tax-deductible donations will help AMP achieve its goals of promoting, advocating and selectively commissioning music of American composers.

The money raised will help pay for the following events in the 2015-16 season:

* The commission fee for Geoffrey Gordon’s Clarinet Quintet.

* The world premiere performance of the Gordon quintet by the JACK Quartet in New York this fall.

* Two concerts in Chicago this fall spotlighting music of David Diamond and Vincent Persichetti in their centennial years.

* The recording of AMP’s first commission, Amy Wurtz’s Piano Quintet, for release on the AMP label.

* The awarding of grants to several music organizations performing works of American composers in the 2015-16 season.

Donations may be targeted toward any of these efforts specifically.

Donors making $5,000 donations will receive:

* Two tickets to all AMP events.

* CDs of all AMP recordings

* Invitations to all AMP receptions and special events.

*Future benefits to be announced.

All donations and inquiries about financial support may be directed to: support@americanmusicproject.net.