The American Music Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and underwriting performances of American classical music of the past as well as selectively commissioning new works from American composers.

AMP 2017 spring fund-raising drive


As we prepare to accept grant applications for the 2017-18 season, please consider making a tax-deductible gift to the American Music Project.`

Our goal is to raise $20,000 to allow us to continue our work for American classical music and fund future grant awards for this coming season. 

While AMP, of course, will accept contributions of any size, we are seeking 20 generous individuals or entities to contribute $1,000 each before July 1.

In just three years, AMP has made great strides in its mission of presenting, promoting, commissioning and advocating for great American classical music of the past and present.

Among AMP achievements:

  • Commissioned Amy Wurtz’s Piano Quintet and presented the world premiere in Chicago, which received positive reviews from the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Classical Review.
  • Commissioned Geoffrey Gordon’s Clarinet Quintet and presented the world premiere in New York and Chicago performed by JACK Quartet and Anthony McGill, principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic. These concerts also received accolades from the New York Times and Chicago Tribune.
  • Awarded grants to several artists and ensembles performing American repertory, including the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, pianist Nicholas Phillips, Third Angle New Music, So Percussion, Music from Copland House and the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players.

Please help us continue this important advocacy work for American music of the past and present. Future plans include expanding our annual grant reach, more AMP commissions, and recording the Wurtz Piano Quintet.

Won’t you please make a tax-deductible contribution before July 1? Again, all we need is twenty people contributing $1,000 each to reach our goal. Click on the blue button or send a check made out to American Music Project at the address below.

Thank you for your support. All best for a happy and healthy summer!



Lawrence A. Johnson

Executive Director

American Music Project

233 E. Wacker Drive, #2311

Chicago, IL 60601