Chamber Music America is the national network for ensemble music professionals. Our members are thousands of individual musicians, ensembles, presenters, artist managers, composers, educators and others in the national chamber music community.

In preparation for its 2022 Conference, CMA invites speakers to propose sessions on topics such as equitable practices among artists and organizations, trends in online audience engagement, innovations in digital technology and streaming services, creative pandemic recovery efforts, or other topics relevant to the field.

Proposals should have clear objectives with tangible takeaways relevant to the ensemble music community. Proposals should not promote or sell products and/or services. 

In conjunction with CMA’s equity initiatives, consideration will be given only to session proposals whose panels are representative of the variety of races, genders, and abilities that comprise the professionals active in today’s chamber music field. 

NOTE: As of June 2021, the conference is scheduled to take place in person in New York City, January 6-9, 2022. If circumstances prevent an in-person conference, CMA may hold the sessions virtually as we did during the 2021 Conference. As you consider applying for this opportunity, please be aware that, if selected, you may be asked to present in person in New York City or online. CMA will keep you updated as information becomes available.

FORMAT
Lecture (with a single speaker) or Panel Discussion (with one moderator and up to three panelists)

PROPOSING A SESSION
The proposal must include:

  • session title and format;
  • short description of session deliverables;
  • proposed participant names as well as a 50-word biography and headshot for each participant;
  • special considerations or needs.

If a proposal is selected for presentation, the moderator will be responsible for organizing the session and must participate in one pre-conference orientation call with CMA staff.

NOTE: If your proposal is accepted, moderators and panelists will receive complimentary registration to the conference.

CMA will assign session times and include the session description and panelist bios in the conference program materials. 

DEADLINE: Friday, August 6, 2021, 9:00 PM ET
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.
  • 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 a backup.
  • Upload required files to online application.
  • When the application is complete, click “Submit.”
  • CMA will confirm receipt via email.

SUPPORT:
Conference: conference@chamber-music.org
Technical: Submittal Help Center
 

Chamber Music America will present 20-minute showcases by CMA member ensembles* during its 2022 National Conference. The showcases are an opportunity for ensembles to market themselves and their work to an audience of presenters, artist managers, educators, and other colleagues.

As of May 2021, the conference is scheduled to take place in person in New York City, January 6-9, 2022. If circumstances prevent an in-person conference, CMA may hold the showcases virtually as we did during the 2021 Conference. As you consider applying for the showcasing opportunity, please be aware that, if selected, you may be asked to perform in person in New York City or to provide a showcase video. CMA will keep you updated as information becomes available.

*CMA organizational-level memberships are available at a Pay-What-You-Can rate.

GUIDELINES

DEADLINE: Friday, July 9, 2021, 9:00 PM ET

TO APPLY:

  1. Create a free Submittable account or log in to your existing Submittable account.
  2. You may type directly into the application copy your responses from a separate document and paste them into the application. (CMA recommends saving a draft of our responses in a separate document for reference.)
  3. Complete the required fields and upload the required files and audio samples into the application.
  4. To save your work in the 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. Your draft will be saved in your Submittable account until you click "Submit" or until the application deadline passes.)
  5. When the application is complete, click “Submit.”
  6. You will receive a confirmation email from Submittable once your application has been submitted successfully. Please check your spam folder.

SUPPORT:

Chamber Music America