CMA’s jazz ensembles and presenters create and present new works, bring jazz to communities across the country, and reach new audiences with imaginative programming.

Grants and Awards Recipients

CMA’s jazz ensembles and presenters create and present new works, bring jazz to communities across the country, and reach new audiences with imaginative programming.

Grants

New Jazz Works

Launched in 2000, New Jazz Works supports U.S. small jazz ensembles in the creation and performance of major new works. Grantees have up to three years to complete their projects, which often conclude with distribution-quality CD and video.

Presenter Consortium for Jazz

Begun in 2014, Presenter Consortium for Jazz funds consortiums of three U.S. presenters to collectively engage up to three professional U.S. jazz ensembles to perform at each presenter’s venue.

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.

Presenting Jazz

From 2009-2013, Presenting Jazz awarded grants to 37 U. S. organizations in 13 states to present 51 U. S. jazz ensembles in public concert.

French-American Jazz Exchange Program

From 2006 to 2011, CMA’s French American Jazz Exchange program brought musicians in the U.S. and France together, fostering innovative composition, performance, educational, and recording projects.

Awards

Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award

Outstanding individuals in the ensemble music field (from Elliott Carter and the members of the Kronos Quartet to Billy Taylor and Chick Corea) 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. 

 

CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming

From 1987 to 2016, Chamber Music America and ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) jointly recognized 285 ensembles, presenters, and festivals from across the country with the CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming for innovative approaches to presenting contemporary music for small ensembles.

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.