CMAcclaim brings national recognition to an individual, ensemble, or organization whose work in chamber music has had a significant cultural impact on a local or regional community.
Any CMA member may nominate an individual or organization for the CMAcclaim Award---but the nominee need not be a CMA member. Nomination deadline for the following year is September 30, annually.
CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming
The CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming recognize ensembles and presenters demonstrating innovative approaches to the programming of new chamber music, as well as the audience development activities and marketing strategies that accompany it.
New chamber music is defined as contemporary classical, jazz and/or world music, written for 2–10 musicians, composed within the past 25 years.
The 2014 Award recipients will receive $500 and a commemorative plaque, presented at the CMA National Conference, January 16–19, 2014, in New York City.
One award is given in each of the following categories:
· Contemporary—for groups specializing in contemporary classical chamber music
· Jazz—for ensembles that perform original music and/or contemporary works by other jazz composers
· Mixed Repertory—for groups that perform traditional classical music and include new chamber works
Two awards—one to a large presenter (for programming of more than 10 live concerts) and one to a small presenter (between 5-10 concert programs) are given in each of the following categories:
· Contemporary—for presenters specializing in contemporary classical chamber music
· Jazz—for the programming of contemporary jazz
· Mixed Repertory—for presenters that program contemporary classical chamber music, as well as traditional chamber music, jazz, world music, and other musical styles
Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award
Named in honor of former CMA Board Chairman Richard J. Bogomolny in recognition of his outstanding leadership from 1987 to 1996, this award is presented annually to an individual who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the chamber music field. Recipients of the award have included exceptional performers, teachers, coaches, arts administrators, presenters, and others who have enriched our national culture by fostering a greater appreciation for chamber music.
Cleveland Quartet Award
Culminating a remarkable twenty-six-year history as an ensemble, the members of the Cleveland Quartet envisioned a lasting legacy for young musicians. They joined forces in 1995 with Chamber Music America and eight prominent chamber music presenters to found the Cleveland Quartet Award and to raise funds for the establishment of the Cleveland Quartet Endowment Fund.
Given biennially, the award honors and promotes a rising young string quartet whose artistry demonstrates that it is in the process of establishing a major career. Providing the quartet with concert appearances on chamber music series around the country, the award enriches the presenters' offerings while helping outstanding young artists gain wide recognition.
Concert presenters of the Cleveland Quartet Award winners are:
Carnegie Hall (New York, NY)
Chamber Music Society of Detroit (Detroit, MI)
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Washington, D.C.)
Friends of Chamber Music (Kansas City, MO)
Market Square Concerts (Harrisburg, PA)
Krannert Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Urbana, IL)
University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
Nominations for the Cleveland Quartet Award are submitted confidentially to Chamber Music America by a national roster of chamber musicians, presenters, and educators. The winning string quartet's presentations and performances are funded by income from the Cleveland Quartet Award Endowment Fund.