New Jazz Works

Application Deadline: 03/04/16

CMA supports the creation of new works by professional U.S.-based jazz artists and helps assure that these compositions will be heard through live performances and recordings. The New Jazz Works program has provided support for more than 170 works that reflect the multiple styles of contemporary jazz.

Supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Manage Your Grant
Grant Application Workshop Schedule
Application Workshop Presentation [PowerPoint | PDF]
Grant Recipients


Presenter Consortium for Jazz

Application Deadline: 10/30/15

Presenter Consortium for Jazz provides support to consortiums of three U. S. presenters that collectively engage up to three professional U.S. jazz ensembles (consisting of 2-10 musicians each) to perform at each presenter’s venue. Incentives are available to each consortium that invites one of the CMA New Jazz Works grantee ensembles to perform its entire CMA commission.


Each presenter in the consortium must complete a Presenter Application. The Lead Presenter must also complete the Consortium Summary.


New this year: Applications must be submitted online.


A component of the Doris Duke Jazz Ensembles Project, Presenter Consortium for Jazz is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.


Presenter Application

Consortium Summary

Guidelines (pdf)

FAQs (pdf)

Grant Application Workshop Schedule (pdf)

Recent Panelists (pdf)

Grant Recipients


Manage Your Grant


Residency Partnership Program

Application Deadline: 11/06/15

The Residency Partnership Program supports ensembles and presenters in building audiences for classical/contemporary, jazz, and world chamber music through residency projects.  Funding is intended for activities that take place in community settings and that are not part of a regular concert series. Activities may include, but are not limited to, interactive or audience engagement programs in classrooms (preschool through high school), libraries, hospitals, senior centers, or other community venues. The program does not support music activities intended for college- or conservatory-level music students.  Projects must take place in the U.S. or its territories.


The length of the residencies ranges from a minimum of three days to one year. Grants support up to 75 percent of expenses directly connected to the project. The balance must be drawn from other sources, such as cash from other grants, earned income, or an allocation from the organization's general operating funds.


Residency Types


Short-term projects
3-9 activities taking place over at least three consecutive or separate days within a month.

$2,500 to $6,000

Extended projects
10 or more activities taking place over more than one month and up to one year.

$5,000 to $12,000


Supported by the Chamber Music America Residency Endowment Fund


For More Information
Planning a Residency
Program Evaluation -- and Why It Shouldn't Scare You


Manage your Grant
Grant Application Workshop Schedule
Application Workshop Presentation [PowerPoint | PDF]

Grant Recipients


More Information


Staff Contacts:

Jeanette Vuocolo, program director, CMA Jazz