Chamber Music America’s Performance Plus provides grants to U.S. based gender minority and women-led jazz ensembles to engage an experienced jazz artist-educator for six evaluative listening sessions with the goal of enhancing the ensemble’s performance. The listening sessions will culminate in a recording session resulting in a high-quality demo for use by the grantee ensemble.

The Board of Directors of Chamber Music America has made diversity, inclusion, and equity a primary focus of the organization's work. CMA’s goal in this program is, through the panel review process, to arrive at a final slate of grantees that is representative of the field in terms of racial diversity, as well as the aesthetic range of jazz. Read about CMA's Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.

A component of the Doris Duke Jazz Ensembles Project, Performance Plus is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

GUIDELINES and FAQs

DEADLINE: November 29, 2021, 9:00 PM ET

TO APPLY:

  • Create a free Submittable account or sign in to your existing Submittable account.
  • You may type directly into this online form, or draft your responses offline as a backup, then copy and paste your information into the online application (using Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, Google Docs, etc).
  • Upload required files to online form.
  • To save the work you have done on your application, you must click the "Save Draft" button at the bottom of the form before exiting. You may return to your saved application to continue working on it by following the log-in instructions. CMA recommends that you also save your draft in an offline document as backup.
  • When the application is complete, click “Submit.”
  • CMA will confirm receipt of your application via email.


SUPPORT:

Program: 

Gargi Shindé, gshinde@chamber-music.org

Jordyn Davis, jdavis@chamber-music.org

Technical: Submittable Help Center

In response to the needs of our presenter community through the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 Presenter Consortium for Jazz program invites applications for limited in-person audience**, hybrid or digital-only presentations. The program provides support to consortiums of three U.S. presenters that collectively engage up to three professional U.S. jazz ensembles (consisting of 2-10 musicians each) to stream, livestream or present in-person limited audience performances at each presenter’s venue. Incentives are available to each Consortium presenter that invites one of the 265 CMA New Jazz Works grantee ensembles to perform its entire CMA commission.

The Board of Directors of Chamber Music America has made diversity, inclusion, and equity a primary focus of the organization's work. Therefore, CMA’s goal in this program is, through the panel review process, to arrive at a final slate of grantees that is representative of the field in terms of the race and gender, as well as jazz style of the ensembles that the consortium partners have chosen to present. Read CMA’s Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.

Presenter Consortium for Jazz is funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

DEADLINE: December 10, 2021, 9:00PM ET

GUIDELINES and FAQs

TO APPLY:

  • Create a free Submittable account or log in to your existing Submittable account.
  • You may type directly into the online form or draft your responses in an offline document and cut/paste your information into the online application. CMA recommends that you also save your draft in an offline document as backup.
  • To save the work you have done on your application, you must click the "Save Draft" button at the bottom of the form before exiting. You may return to your saved application to continue working on it by following the log-in instructions.
  • Prepare your attachments and name them using the formats indicated in each section of the application.
  • Upload required files to the online application.
  • When the application is complete, click “Submit.”
  • CMA will confirm receipt via email.

SUPPORT:

Program: Gargi Shindé, Director of Grant Programs, gshinde@chamber-music.org

Technical: Submittable Help

Chamber Music America