Thank you for your interest in submitting your composition(s) for performance by The American Mavericks Project. AMP celebrates piano music by Black American composers through performances, commissions, educational initiatives, and research. We look forward to reviewing your submissions!

Winning applicants will have their compositions performed in NYC in Spring, 2025, and will receive a copy of the live recording of their work, and program notes.


Open to all Black American composers (there is no age limit). Applicants must be based in the US and eligible to receive income in the US.

Deadline for submission:
All submissions must be made by July 25th, 2024 at 10pm EST. Winners will be contacted on or around August 15th, 2024.


I. All scores must be written for solo piano.

II. Compositions should be between 4-10 minutes.

III. All pieces, regardless if they have been performed or not, are welcome for submission.

IV. You may submit up to three compositions.

V. Your submission must include PDF(s) of the score(s). You should also include streaming audio of your composition(s) if available. Midi/digital recordings are acceptable.

VI. Please note: there is no cash prize for this competition. The prize is a live performance and recording of your composition by AMP. Selected composers are not required to travel to NYC to attend the performance. Funds are not available for travel.