CMA Announces 2013 Residency Partnership Grants

For Immediate Release
Contact: Susan Dadian
(212) 242-2022, ext. 5082

CMA Announces 2013 Residency Partnership Grants
Six U.S organizations to receive support for community-based residencies

NEW YORK, NY (July 8, 2013)—Chamber Music America (CMA), the national network for ensemble musicians, has announced the recipients of its 2013 Residency Partnership Program, which supports ensembles and presenters in building audiences for classical/contemporary, jazz, and world chamber music through residency projects.

A total of $51,000 has been awarded to four ensembles and two non-profit presenting organizations for projects that engage audiences beyond the concert hall and in community settings, with the goal of increasing awareness of and appreciation for small-ensemble music. The Residency Partnership Program is supported by the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.

The 2013 grantees are: Eastside Arts Collective (CA), presenting the Black Jazz Brass Collective, in partnership with Freemont High School and the Oakland School of the Arts; Bang on a Can (NY), in partnership with Mass MoCA, as well the North Adams School District and Mayor’s Office; the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts (NY), presenting Rakonto, in partnership with Junior High PS 189; Decoda (NY), in partnership with the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (SC), the Kershaw County School District, the South Carolina Department of Corrections, and Morningside Assisted Living; Red Cedar Chamber Music (IA), in partnership with the City of Marion (IA), the Cedar Rapids Community School District, and the Ainsworth Opera House; and Rose and the Nightingale (NJ), in partnership with the Green Bay Botanical Garden, the Wisconsin International School, and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music Department.

This announcement follows the distribution of an additional $538,825 through three of CMA’s other grant programs earlier this year: the Presenting Jazz Program, funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, which provides grants to concert presenters that engage U.S.-based jazz ensembles; New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development, also funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, which provides support for the creation and performance of new works in the jazz idiom; and Classical Commissioning, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which provides support for U.S.-based classical and world music ensembles and presenters to commission and perform new chamber works by American composers.

Chamber Music America, the national network for chamber music professionals, was founded in 1977 to develop and strengthen an evolving chamber music community. With a membership of over 6,000, including musicians, ensembles, presenters, artists’ managers, educators, music businesses, and advocates of ensemble music, CMA welcomes and represents a wide range of musical styles and traditions. In addition to its grant programs, CMA provides its members with consulting services, access to health and instrument insurance, conferences, seminars and several publications, including Chamber Music magazine. Visit www.chamber-music.org.