CMA members commission new works, reach out to new audiences with imaginative programming, and serve as cultural ambassadors in their communities.

Grants and Awards Recipients

CMA members commission new works, reach out to new audiences with imaginative programming, and serve as cultural ambassadors in their communities.

Grants

Residency Partnership Program

The Residency Partnership Program supports professional ensembles and presenters in building audiences for classical, contemporary, and jazz chamber music through residency projects.  The program funds activities that take place in community settings and that are not part of a regular concert series.

Classical Commissioning Program

Chamber Music America supports the creation and performance of new works through its Classical Commissioning Program. Over its nearly three-decade history, the program’s grants have resulted in 145 additions to the classical chamber music repertoire.

 

Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund

Awards

CMAcclaim

The annual CMAcclaim award brings national recognition to individuals, ensembles, presenters and other organizations whose chamber music activities have had a significant cultural impact in their locality or region. 

CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming

The CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming—which recognize ensembles, presenters, and festivals featuring new music—spotlight imaginative public programming of recent works. 

 

Supported by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)

Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award

Outstanding individuals in the ensemble music field (from Rudolf Serkin and Alice Tully to Billy Taylor and the members of the Juilliard String Quartet) have received CMA’s National Service Award. Named in honor of CMA’s visionary board chairman Richard J. Bogomolny, the award has been presented annually since 1980 to those who have made lasting, significant contributions to chamber music. 


Cleveland Quartet Award

Established in 1995 by the members of the Cleveland Quartet and eight CMA presenters, the biennial Cleveland Quartet Award honors an outstanding young string quartet and offers opportunities to perform at major venues during a two-year period. 

 

Supported by the Cleveland Quartet Award Endowment Fund