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What Is Chamber Music?

CMA defines chamber music as music composed for small ensembles, with one musician per part, generally performed without a conductor.

 

The term once referred only to Western classical music for small ensembles, such as string quartets. But today chamber music encompasses myriad forms, including contemporary and traditional jazz, classical, and world genres.
 

 

Who We Are

Chamber Music America is the national service organization for ensemble music professionals. Our members are thousands of individual musicians, ensembles, presenters, artist managers, composers, educators and others in the national chamber music community.

What We Do

CMA serves the national ensemble music community by providing access to an array of professional resources and benefits, professional development seminars, grants and awards, and—through its  National Conference and interactive website—opportunities to connect with musicians, presenters, managers and other chamber music professionals across the country.