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 to present three-concert 2024 series in Chicago

Stilian Kirov will lead the IPO in symphonies by David Diamond and William Grant Still. The American Music Project will mark its 10th anniversary season by expanding to a three …
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AMP grant funds women’s art songs in San Francisco

The Left Coast Chamber Ensemble presented two performances of a recital program in November, centered on art songs by women composers, and funded by an American Music Project …
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AMP 2023-24 grant awards announced

Alexander Crosett. Photo: Robert Torres The American Music Project has announced grant winners for the 2023-24 season. Alexander Crosett will perform a program of American p …
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AMP grants to be announced October 30

Due to unavoidable circumstances, processing of the 2023-24 AMP grants has been delayed. Grant announcements will now be made on October 30. Please check back on that date …
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Applications now being accepted for AMP grants in 2023-24 season

"The Studio," 1867, by Winslow Homer. Applications are now being accepted for AMP grants for the 2023-24 season. Application forms are online and may be submitted starting …
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AMP presented Kontras Quartet concert in Chicago

In a return engagement presented by the American Music Project June 7 in Chicago, the Kontras Quartet performed a wide array of neglected American music from Amy Beach, Walter …
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Homegrown music for wind quintet explored in Michigan

Pure Winds gave a program of rarely heard American music for wind quintet June 6 in Lansing, Michigan. The program, funded in part by an AMP grant, included Irving Fine's …
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American wind music given voice with AMP grant in Washington

Chamber Music Marysville in Washington state performed a concert of American wind music April 15, which was made possible by a grant from the American Music Project. Th …
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Kontras Quartet will return for second AMP concert in June

Following last year’s successful concert, the American Music Project is bringing back the Kontras Quartet for another program of superb yet rarely performed American cha …
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Kontras Quartet’s AMP concert receives acclaim

The Kontras Quartet performed a program Sunday at Ganz Hall in Chicago, which included a long-belated premiere. Presented by the American Music Project, the event included …
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AMP Grant Awards announced for the 2021-22 season

Boston Public Quartet After going on hiatus last season due to the pandemic, the American Music Project today announces grant winners for the 2021-22 season. Boston Public Q …
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AMP grant applications are now open for the 2021-22 season

"The Violinist Leila Kalman 1924"; painting by George Bellows. After going on hiatus this past season due to financial stresses and performance limitations caused by the Covid- …
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AMP grants paused for 20-21 season

"The Cellist" by Joseph DeCamp, 1908. The American Music Project is pausing grant submissions and awards for the 2020-21 season due to Covid-19. "With great regret, I'm s …
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Chicago Tribune previews the George Crumb Festival

Read the article by Chicago Tribune music critic Howard Reich previewing the Music Institute of Chicago's George Crumb Festival, made possible by an AMP grant. https://www. …
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George Crumb Festival finale earns critical raves

The Music Institute of Chicago's AMP-sponsored George Crumb Festival closed with a varied feast of music, earning critical accolades from the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Class …
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George Crumb Festival opens with a “triumphant foray”

The Music Institute of Chicago opened its George Crumb Festival on January 31. Read Chicago Classical Review's coverage of Program I, which presented several works of the Ame …
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AMP Grant Awards announced for the 2019-20 season

George Crumb George Crumb Festival The Music Institute of Chicago will mark the 90th birthday season of George Crumb with an immersive three-day festival of the American ico …
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Semiosis Quartet spotlights American women composers

The Semiois Quartet performed two concerts in August of "An American Century." The Boston ensemble's AMP-granted program encompassed a wide range of music by American women, f …
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AMP commissions string quartet from Amy Wurtz

Amy Wurtz The American Music Project has commissioned a second chamber work from Chicago-based composer Amy Wurtz. Wurtz’s String Quartet No. 3 will be given its world …
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Crossing Borders fetes African-American women composers

Among the 2018-19 recipients of American Music Project grants was Crossing Borders for their wide-ranging programs offering a variety of 20th- and 21st-century music by A …
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Grant applications are now being accepted for the 2019-20 season

"Still Life with Musical Instruments." AMP grant applications for the 2019-20 season are online and may be submitted starting today. The current application form will remain …
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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 Strin …
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Grant applications are now being accepted for the 2018-19 season

"Spanish Music Hall" by Everett Shin, 1902. AMP grant applications for the 2018-19 season are online and may be submitted beginning tomorrow, June 1. The current application …
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AMP Grant Awards announced for the 2017-18 season

The Singers Miller Theatre for the JACK Quartet's programs in its Soundscape America series (New York). The JACK Quartet will present a two-concert event October 19 and 21, …
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2017-18 AMP grants to be announced October 16

John Sloan: "The City from Greenwich Village," 1922. Due to circumstances, the announcement of American Music Project grants for the 2017-18 season has been delayed and wi …
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Grant applications are now being accepted for the 2018-19 season

"Spanish Music Hall" by Everett Shin, 1902. AMP grant applications for the 2018-19 season are online and may be submitted beginning tomorrow, June 1. The current application …
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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 rais …
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Consider a tax-deductible AMP gift for 2016

With the end of the year approaching, please consider making a final, tax-deductible gift to the American Music Project for 2016. We are wrapping up our final fund-raising …
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AMP grant awards announced for the 2016-17 season

Music from Copland House coplandhouse.org/music-from-copland-house/ In eight concert programs in the 2016-17 season, Music from Copland House will present seven world premi …
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AMP 2016 grant winners to be announced October 4

The winners of American Music Project grants for the 2016-17 season will be announced on the AMP website on October 4. Please check back then to see if your ensemble or org …
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Grant application form is now online for 2016-17 season

"Music" by Thomas Eakins, 1904. The form and guidelines for submitting an AMP grant proposal for the 2016-17 season are now online. The current application form will re …
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Aperio brings American art song to Houston audineces

Aperio, Music of the Americas, brought a wide range of American art song to audiences in Houston, Texas. funded by a 2015 AMP grant. In the program, titled "Gilded Twilig …
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Nicholas Phillips wraps “New Playlist” tour in Chicago

Nicholas Phillips performed his "New Playlist" program in Chicago May 6 at PianoForte. Phillips has been been performing the program of new American piano music on …
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Third Angle explores Cage-Feldman connections

Third Angle New Music presented an inventive program spotlighting music of John Cage and Morton Feldman March 11 in Portland, Oregon. This AMP-funded event was titled "Radio H …
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AMP grantee to perform his American program in Chicago

American Music Project grantee Nicholas Phillips is coming to Chicago Friday night. Phillips earned widespread acclaim for “American Vernacular,” his 2014 …
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Gordon Clarinet Quintet enjoys critical success in Chicago premiere

Photo: Max Anisimov The Chicago premiere of Geoffrey Gordon's Clarinet Quintet enjoyed great success at the American Music Project concert March 6 at Ganz Hall. Performed by JA …
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Tickets are now on sale for March 6 concert in Chicago

Tickets are on sale for the American Music Project concert March 6 in Chicago at Ganz Hall! Come hear the program of American music that The New York Times called "a fascin …
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Please consider ending 2015 with a tax-deductible AMP gift

It's been a big year for the American Music Project with its first concert in New York earning a rave review from The New York Times last month, and the first AMP funding …
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AMP makes successful New York debut

Photo by Chris Lee Geoffrey Gordon's Clarinet Quintet received a resounding world premiere Friday night by Anthony McGill and the JACK Quartet. This first American Music Projec …
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Tickets now on sale for AMP concert in New York!

Come to the first New York concert of the American Music Project 8 p.m. November 20 at Roulette! The JACK Quartet will be joined by Anthony McGill, principal clarinet of the N …
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AMP receives tax-exempt status from IRS

All contributions to the American Music Project are now tax-deductible! AMP has received its 501(c)(3) exemption from the IRS and all donations, gifts or bequests given to the …
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American Music Project announces 2015 grant award winners

Nicholas Phillips. Photo: Rachel Schimelman The winners of the American Music Project grant awards for 2015 are: Nicholas Phillips, pianist American P(i)anorama: New Musi …
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Anthony McGill to join with JACK for premiere of Gordon Clarinet Quintet

Photo: Katie Smith Anthony McGill, principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic, will join forces with the previously announced JACK Quartet for the American Music Projec …
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AMP grant winners to be announced August 17

Photo: Elliott Kaufmann The winners of the 2015 American Music Project grant awards will be announced Monday, August 17. Check back to see if you are among the winners in th …
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AMP kicks off drive to raise $100,000

"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 …
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Grant application deadline extended to May 1

Since there have been fewer applications than anticipated, the American Music Project is extending the deadline for grant applications for the 2015-16 season to May 1. Don't d …
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AMP grant application form for 2015-16 season is now online!

"Music" by Thomas Eakins, 1904. The form and guidelines for submitting an AMP grant proposal for the 2015-16 season are now online. The application form will remain ava …
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Geoffrey Gordon’s Clarinet Quintet is second AMP commission

Geoffrey Gordon Geoffrey Gordon is the second composer commissioned by American Music Project, the nonprofit foundation announced Tuesday. Gordon’s Clarinet Quintet will r …
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Proposal forms will be online in December

Thank you to the many individuals and organizations who have inquired about the proposal form for AMP grants. The form will (finally) be posted in December. Thank you for your …
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Second AMP commission news coming in December

The second composer to be commissioned by the American Music Project will be announced in December. Watch this space for details. …
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AMP inaugural concert garners enthusiastic reviews

Amy Wurtz The inaugural concert of the American Music Project, which took place Sunday afternoon at Ganz Hall, has garnered positive reviews from the critics in attendance (see …
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AMP launch garners wide press attention

The American Music Project has received substantial favorable press since announcing its launch on August 4. Here is an updated roundup of stories. The New York Times Wa …
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Why a project for American Music?

"The Concert" by Richard Lack (1961).  Read Sean Piccoli's article about the reasons for starting the American Music Project on Chicago Classical Review. …
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Celebrate the 100th birthday of Irving Fine

Irving Fine Irving Fine died at the age of 47, just two weeks after conducting the world premiere of his Symphony with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood. In his sh …
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Support the American Music Project

The American Music Project was founded to facilitate performances of existing American works by awarding grants to organizations, presenters and ensembles for concerts of Amer …
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Hear the Chicago Q Ensemble perform music of Amy Wurtz

Listen to the Chicago Q Ensemble perform the first part of Amy Wurtz's String Quartet No. 2. You can order the CD of Amy Wurtz's string quartets here. …
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AMP inaugural concert to feature world premiere commission by Amy Wurtz

Amy Wurtz The inaugural event of the American Music Project will take place 3 p.m. October 5 at Ganz Hall in Chicago. The program will feature the world premiere of the Piano Q …
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All remaining seats just $15 for AMP concert this Sunday!

Ganz Hall Don't miss this special deal!!  All remaining seats are now just $15 for the inaugural concert of the American Music Project. That's a 50% savings! Woo-hoo! …
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Send a proposal

The American Music Project will awards grants for performances taking place after September 1, 2015.  So, what kind of proposals will get approved? Be Ambitious A single per …
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