12/11/15

Presenters and Ensembles Honored for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music

For Immediate Release
Contact: Susan Dadian
sdadian@chamber-music.org
(212) 242-2022, ext. 102

Presenters and Ensembles Honored for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music


Awards to be presented at the Chamber Music America National Conference
January 10, 2016 at the Westin New York at Times Square

New York, NY—Three ensembles and four presenters have been selected to receive 2016 CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming. The awards will be presented at the Chamber Music America National Conference on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at the Westin New York at Times Square in New York City. Cia Toscanini, vice president of concert music, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), will present the awards.

Established jointly by Chamber Music America and ASCAP, the annual awards recognize U.S.-based professional ensembles and presenters for distinctive programming of music composed within the past 25 years. The recipients, chosen by an independent panel of classical and jazz chamber music professionals, were evaluated on the basis of their programming and innovations in attracting audiences to performances of new music.

The 2016 CMA/ASCAP Awardees are:

ENSEMBLES:
Contemporary: loadbang (New York, NY)
Jazz: Steve Griggs Ensemble (Seattle, WA)
Mixed repertory: Cantata Profana (Brooklyn, NY)

LARGE PRESENTERS (10 or more concerts per year):
Mixed repertory: The Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland, OH)
Jazz: The Jazz Gallery (New York, NY)

SMALL PRESENTERS (9 concerts or less per year):
Contemporary: Musiqa (Houston, TX)
Mixed repertory: Kyo-Shin-An Arts (New York, NY)

For more information, please follow the above links or visit www.chamber-music.org

Chamber Music America, the national network of ensemble music professionals, was founded in 1977 to develop and strengthen the chamber music community. With a membership of over 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 health and instrument insurance, conferences, seminars and several publications, including Chamber Music magazine, and a website,www.chamber-music.org.

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is a membership association of more than 555,000 composers, songwriters, and publishers of every music genre. Founded in 1914, ASCAP is the only U.S. performing rights organization created and governed by its members. ASCAP licenses non-dramatic public performances, and distributes royalties to its members. ASCAP makes obtaining permission to perform music simple and economical for all who wish to perform copyrighted music publicly.