New Jazz Works

       

This application cycle is currently closed.

 

Chamber Music America’s New Jazz Works program provides grants to U.S. jazz ensembles to create, perform, and if desired, record new works. The new work may be composed by the ensemble leader or another member of the ensemble.

 

The Board of Directors of Chamber Music America has made diversity, inclusion, and equity a primary focus of the organization’s work. CMA seeks to fulfill its vision for the future, where people of all races, religions, genders, and abilities are able to fully participate in the performance, presentation, and enjoyment of the many styles of small ensemble music. Therefore, CMA’s goal in this program is, through the panel review process, to arrive at a final slate of grantees that is representative of the field in terms of race, gender, and style of jazz. Read CMA's Statement of Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.

 

A component of the Doris Duke Jazz Ensembles Project, the New Jazz Works Program
is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

 


Guidelines (pdf)

FAQs (pdf)

Recent Panelists (pdf)

Grant Recipients

 

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Performance Plus

       

This application cycle is currently closed.


Chamber Music America’s Performance Plus program provides grants to U.S. based female-led jazz ensembles to engage an experienced jazz artist-educator for six evaluative listening sessions with the goal of enhancing the ensemble’s performance. The listening sessions will culminate in a recording session resulting in a high-quality demo for use by the grantee ensemble.


The Board of Directors of Chamber Music America has made diversity, inclusion, and equity a primary focus of the organization's work. CMA’s goal in this program is, through the panel review process, to arrive at a final slate of grantees that is representative of the field in terms of race and style of jazz. Read CMA's Statement of Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.

 

A component of the Doris Duke Jazz Ensembles Project, the Performance Plus Program
is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

 


Guidelines (pdf)

FAQs (pdf)

Grant Application Workshop Schedule (pdf)

Database of Artist-Educators (see Guidelines for more information)

Recent Panelists (pdf)

 

Manage Your Grant

       
             

Presenter Consortium for Jazz

       
Application Deadline: 10/11/19

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 partner that invites one of the CMA New Jazz Works grantee ensembles to perform its entire CMA commission.

 

The Board of Directors of Chamber Music America has made diversity, inclusion, and equity a primary focus of the organization's work. CMA’s goal in this program is, through the panel review process, to arrive at a final slate of grantees that is representative of the field in terms of the race, gender and jazz style of the ensembles that the consortium partners have chosen to present. Read CMA's Statement of Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.

 

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

 


Application

Guidelines (pdf)

FAQs (pdf)

Grant Application Workshop Schedule (pdf)

Application Guide (PowerPoint) (pdf)

Recent Panelists (pdf)

Grant Recipients

 

Manage Your Grant

       
             

Residency Partnership Program

       
Application Deadline: 10/18/19

 

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.

 

CMA’s Residency Program has experienced multiple variations since its inception in 1978. The current version, in place since 2003, will undergo several modifications to ensure that it continues to be relevant to our evolving chamber music community. Therefore, this cycle will be the final opportunity for CMA members to apply to the program in its current configuration. Guidelines for the new residency program will be available in summer 2020.

 

The Board of Directors of Chamber Music America has made diversity, inclusion, and equity a primary focus of the organization's work. CMA's goals in this program are, through the panel review process, to arrive at a final slate of grantees that is representative of the field in terms of the ensembles' race, gender, and style of chamber music. Read CMA's Statement of Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.

 

This program is supported by the Chamber Music America Residency Endowment Fund.

 


Application

Guidelines (pdf)

FAQs (pdf)

Grant Application Workshop Schedule (pdf)

Application Guide (pdf)

Recent Panelists (pdf)

Grant Recipients

 

Manage Your Grant

       
             

More Information

       

Staff Contact:

Gargi Shindé, Program Director, CMA Jazz