Classical Commissioning Program

       
Application Deadline: 04/01/16

Please note: Application cycle is currently closed.

 

Support to CMA member ensembles and presenters for commissions of new chamber works.

 

Grants are made for commissioning fees, copying costs and ensemble rehearsal honoraria. Compositions must be written for small ensembles (2 to 10 musicians) performing one to a part, generally without a conductor, and may represent a diverse musical spectrum, including contemporary art music, world music, and works that include electronics.

 

The new composition must be performed a minimum of three times in the U.S.

 

New this year: Applications must be submitted online.

 

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

 


Guidelines (pdf)

FAQs (pdf)

Grant Application Workshop Presentation (PowerPoint) (pdf)

Grant Application Workshop Schedule (pdf)

Recent Panelists (pdf)

Grant Recipients

 

Manage Your Grant

       
             

Residency Partnership Program

       
Application Deadline: 11/20/16

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.

 

Community settings must be accessible to the specific audiences you plan to reach. Examples of community settings are classrooms, libraries, healthcare facilities, senior centers, and parks. The program does not support private lessons or coachings for K-12 students, or activities for college- or conservatory-level music students.

 

This program is supported by the Chamber Music America Residency Endowment Fund.

 


Application

Guidelines (pdf)

FAQs (pdf)

Grant Application Workshop Schedule (pdf)

Grant Application Workshop Presentation (PowerPoint) (pdf)

Recent Panelists (pdf)

Grant Recipients for Classical/Contemporary

Grant Recipients for Jazz

 

Manage Your Grant

       
             

More Information

       

Staff Contacts:

Susan Dadian, program director, CMA Classical/Contemporary