Special Reports

American Masterpieces: Chamber Music

American MasterpiecesAmerican Masterpieces: In 2007, Chamber Music America and the National Endowment for the Arts launched American Masterpieces: Chamber Music, a three-year initiative designed to spotlight important chamber works by American composers via performances and residencies. Chamber Music magazine profiled composers, highlighted and analyzed individual works, and created a comprehensive calendar of all the concerts and repertoire performed by the initiative’s grantees. These materials are collected here.


National Conversations in the Jazz and Classical/Contemporary Chamber Music

In 2011-2012, CMA commissioned two reports assessing the local and national environments and the economic conditions affecting the classical/contemporary and jazz fields of small ensemble music:

National Conversations in the Jazz FieldNational Conversations in the Jazz Field: A comprehensive report on the current landscape of small ensemble Jazz in America, featuring assessments of: the local and national jazz communities, the changing economics of jazz, the role of technology, and the growing field of entrepreneurs; as well as recommendations for future initiatives. Research made possible with generous support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

National Conversations in the Classical/Contemporary Chamber Music FieldNational Conversations in the Classical/Contemporary Chamber Music Field: Featuring assessments of: the local and national chamber music communities, efforts towards building community through technology, the economics of chamber music, and the 'do-it-yourself' model of chamber music performance; as well as recommendations for future initiatives. Research made possible with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.