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 Grant Award winners announced for the 2018-19 season

Semiosis Quartet

The Semiosis Quartet will perform two concerts of music by American women composers in Boston. The program will include Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s String Quartet No. 2, Florence Price’s String Quartet, Ruth Crawford Seeger’s String Quartet 1931, Shelley Washington’s Say and Caroline Shaw’s Valencia.


MicroFest will present Harry Partch’s monumental work of Depression-era Americana, The Wayward, at Disney Hall, Los Angeles in March of 2019. The event will constitute a world premiere, with Partch’s rarely heard “Ulysses at the Edge” performed as a fifth section of The Wayward for the very first time.

Cherchez la Femme

Cherchez la Femme will present two programs in Chicago that will survey music by American women composers, from 1900 to the present, for flute and cello. The composers represented are Louise Talma, Sylvia Hazlerig., Billie Holiday, Barbara Kolb, Dorothy Rudd Moore, Sylvia Glickman, Joan Tower, Katherine Hoover, Meira Warschauer and Gwyethe Walker.

Crossing Borders Music

Crossing Borders Music will present a program of chamber works by African-American women composers in Chicago in March of 2019. The program will include Florence Price’s 5 Folksongs in Counterpoint, Undine Smith-Moore’s Afro-American Suite, Brittany J. Green’s Portraits for Piano Solo, and Elizabeth Baker’s Rain on the Cotton.