Frequently Asked Questions
Chamber Music America is the national service organization for the chamber music profession. Its members are ensembles, presenters, composers, educators, managers, publicists, and others involved in the chamber music profession, as well as amateur musicians and enthusiasts.
No, Chamber Music America’s membership represents all of today’s small-ensemble genres—classical, jazz, world music, electronica, and more.
• Membership Directory. (link)
• CMA’s definition of chamber music (link)
Yes. CMA is open to everyone who loves chamber music.
CMA is open to everyone who loves chamber music, whether performers, presenters, music-related businesses, or audience members.
Yes, some of the benefits of membership are:
• Access to discounts on instrument and health insurance policies, notation software, and numerous other products and services
• A subscription to Chamber Music magazine
• Access to Chamber Music magazine articles online
• A subscription to Accent—a weekly e-newsletter with current opportunity listings and news of the field
• A copy of the CMA Membership Directory
• Reduced registration rates for the National Conference
• Ability to participate in the online discussions on Sounding Board, the CMA Members’ Roundtable
For more information, see Member Types and Benefits.
If you have joined CMA at the Organizational level (Ensembles, Presenters, Festivals, and Training Programs), you are eligible to apply for our grants and awards. (link)
If you’re a current Ensemble, Presenter, Festival, Training Program, Business, Professional Musician, Educator, or Composer member, you are eligible to be listed in CMA’s Annual Membership Directory.
We want to list you as accurately as possible, so don’t forget to update your information online through your Member Profile(link). Members may also request a hard-copy directory-listing form from our Membership Department(link).
Each member Ensemble, Presenter, Festival and Training Program may list one special seasonal program in this annual directory, published as a supplement to the March/April issue of Chamber Music. For more information and submission guidelines, please see Directory of Festivals, Schools, and Workshops.