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February 9, 2023, 11:59 PM ET

Grant Notification

April 2023

Grant Period

April 1, 2023-September 30, 2024

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

Chamber Music America’s Performance Plus program recognizes the contributions and diversity of perspectives that U.S.-based gender minorities and women bring to the field of jazz. The program provides grants to U.S.-based gender minority and women-led jazz ensembles to engage an experienced jazz coach for six coaching sessions with the goal of further developing the ensemble’s performance. The coaching sessions will culminate in a recording session resulting in a high-quality demo for use by the jazz 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.

To submit an application

  • Go to https://cma.submittable.com and click on “Performance Plus.”
  • Complete all required fields, including text boxes, the Funding Request, and Audio Sample information.
  • Prepare your audio samples and MOU attachment.
  • Save audio files as: Ensemble Name-Audio 1 and Ensemble Name-Audio 2; acceptable file types: mp3, m4a.
  • Upload the audio files and MOU to the application.
  • When complete, sign and date your application.
  • Click “Submit” to send application to CMA; you will receive a confirmation email.



José R. Feliciano, Director of Grant Programs

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