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.


The American Music Project is a nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) foundation founded by Lawrence A. Johnson in August of 2014 to facilitate performances of existing American classical works and selectively commission new music from American composers. The American Music Project will award grants for performances beginning with the 2015-16 fall season.

Executive Director 

Lawrence A. Johnson

Board of Directors

Mark Bryn
Jack Firestone
Lawrence A. Johnson

Advisory Board

Susanna Mälkki
Gerard Schwarz