Chamber Music America Announces 2016 Residency Partnership Grants

For Immediate Release
Contact: Susan Dadian
(212) 242-2022, ext. 102
Over $70,000 to be distributed for community-based small ensemble residencies

New York, NY (May 16, 2016)—Chamber Music America (CMA), the national network for ensemble music professionals, today announced the grant recipients of its 2016 Residency Partnership Program.

The grant program supports ensembles and presenters in building awareness and appreciation for classical/contemporary, jazz, and world chamber music through community-based residencies that engage audiences beyond traditional concert settings.

A total of $70,393 will be awarded to four ensembles and four presenting organizations across the United States. The Residency Partnership Program is supported by the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.

Chamber Music America Announces 2016 Residency Partnership Grants

The 2016 grantees are:

  • • Akropolis Reed Quintet (Northville, MI)
  • • Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music (Sullivan, NH)
  • • Bang on a Can (Brooklyn, NY)
  • • Clark County Parks and Recreation Cultural Arts Program with the Arab Music Ensemble (Las Vegas, NV)
  • • Del Sol String Quartet (San Francisco, CA)
  • • Harlem Quartet* (New York, NY)
  • • Harlem Stage with Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah (New York, NY)
  • • Moab Music Festival with the Fry Street Quartet (Moab, UT)

*The Harlem Quartet was chosen to receive the 2016 Guarneri String Quartet residency, which recognizes the artistic excellence of a string quartet applicant. The residency was endowed in 2005 by the Sewell Family Foundation to honor the Guarneri String Quartet on the occasion of its 40th Anniversary.

Margaret M. Lioi, CMA’s Chief Executive Officer stated, “We are delighted to support these visionary presenters and remarkable ensembles, whose residency projects will help to build audiences for chamber music in local communities around the country.”

For more information about CMA’s grant programs, including past grantees and projects, please visit www.chamber-music.org

Chamber Music America, the national network for ensemble music professionals, was founded in 1977 to develop, support, and strengthen the chamber music field. With a membership of nearly 6,000, including musicians, ensembles, presenters, artist managers, educators, music businesses, and advocates of ensemble music, CMA welcomes members representing a wide range of musical styles and traditions. In addition to its funding programs, CMA provides its members with consulting services, access to instrument and other insurances, conferences, seminars and several publications, including Chamber Music magazine; the weekly e-newsletter Accent; and a member-driven website, www.chamber-music.org.