American Music Abroad (AMA)

Organization Association of American Voices
Deadline January 29, 2023

Welcome to American Music Abroad (AMA), a program that the Association of American Voices is proud to administer on behalf of the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

American Music Abroad artists represent the new generation of musical ambassadors, reaching beyond concert halls to interact with other musicians and citizens around the globe. Approximately 10 ensembles of American music in different genres are selected each year to embark on a two- to three-week long, multi-country tour, where they engage with international audiences and artists through public concerts, performances and collaborations with local musicians, lectures and demonstrations, workshops, jam sessions, and media interviews.  AMA programs often focus on younger and underserved audiences, with little or no access to American music.

All musical genres are welcome to apply. This includes but is not limited to: Blues, Bluegrass, Cajun, Country, Folk, Latin, Native American, Gospel, Hip Hop, Indie Rock, Jazz, Punk, R&B, and Zydeco.

More than 120 AMA bands have traveled to over 130 countries around the world since 2012.