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.
Ends on April 29, 2018

Chamber Music America’s Classical Commissioning Program provides grants for the commissioning and performance of new works by American composers to professional U.S.-based presenters and ensembles whose programming includes Western European and/or non-Western classical and contemporary music. The program supports works scored for 2–10 musicians performing one per part, composed in any of the musical styles associated with contemporary classical music.

The Board of Directors of Chamber Music America has made diversity, inclusion, and equity a primary focus of the organization's work. CMA seeks to fulfill its vision for the future, where people of all races, religions, genders, and abilities are able to fully participate in the performance, presentation, and enjoyment of the many styles of small ensemble music. CMA’s Board of Directors has adopted the acronym ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American) for use in its equity focus.  Read CMA’s Statement of Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.

Women and ALAANA composers have historically been under-represented in the Classical Commissioning Program.  Given its commitment to equitable grant making, CMA’s goal is to award a majority of the grants to ensembles and presenters who apply with women and ALAANA composers.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • All applications must be complete and submitted by the deadline using the online system.
  • The composer and any guest artists must be confirmed at the time application.
  • The applicant serves as the main contact for the application and the grant, if funded. 
GUIDELINES and FAQs

DEADLINE: April 29, 2018, Midnight, 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. Submittable maintains your draft for 21 days. CMA recommends that you also save your draft in an offline document as backup.
  • Prepare your attachments and name them as follows: Applicant Name—Type of Attachment (e.g., ABC Ensemble—Memorandum of Understanding)
  • Upload required files to online application.
  • When the application is complete, click “Submit.”
  • CMA will confirm receipt via email.
SUPPORT:
Program: Susan Dadian, (212) 242-2022, x102
Technical: Submittable Help
Ends on February 4, 2018
Chamber Music America’s New Jazz Works program provides grants to U.S. jazz ensembles to create, perform, and if desired, record new works. The new work may be composed by the ensemble leader or another member of the ensemble.

The Board of Directors of Chamber Music America has made diversity, inclusion, and equity a primary focus of the organization’s work. CMA seeks to fulfill its vision for the future, where people of all races, religions, genders, and abilities are able to fully participate in the performance, presentation, and enjoyment of the many styles of small ensemble music. 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 race, gender, and style of jazz. Read CMA's Statement of Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.

A component of the Doris Duke Jazz Ensembles Project, the New Jazz Works Program is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

GUIDELINES and FAQs

DEADLINE: February 4, 2018, Midnight, 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. Submittable maintains your draft for 21 days. CMA recommends that you also save your draft in an offline document as backup.
  • Prepare your attachments and name them as indicated on the application.
  • Upload required files to online application.
  • When the application is complete, click “Submit.”
  • CMA will confirm receipt via email.
SUPPORT:
Program: Gargi Shindé, (212) 242-2022, x103
Technical: Submittable Help Center