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Art of Élan is honored to receive a CMA Classical Commissioning Grant for its upcoming collaboration with the Formosa Quartet and esteemed composer Lei Liang. The commissioned string quartet takes its inspiration from the vocal music of aboriginal tribes of Taiwan and will be premiered at The San Diego Museum of Art in March of 2016.


Composer/Saxophonist Rob Reddy Honors Sidney Bechet’s Place In History on “Bechet: Our Contemporary” -


Carpe Diem is honored to receive a 2015 Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Grant.  We are thrilled to collaborate with composer Reza Vali on a new string quartet exploring the Dastgah system and Persian polyphony!

TAK ensemble

Excited+humbled to receive 1 of CMA's Classical Commissioning awards W Mario Diaz de Leon - O Ignis Spiritus - Spring 2016 premiere @Roulette!

Aaron Shragge

Aaron Shragge & Ben Monder's performance in Festival of New Trumpet Music Canada 2015 received a stellar review:

“Shragge’s duo with Ben Monder combined meditative slide trumpet and shakuhachi with guitar played through delay and reverb unites to create a dreamy vibe...


We are ecstatic to annouce that we have been selected as a CMA Classical Commissioning grant recipient to work with the talented Jacob Cooper!! We look forward to working with him on a piece for percussion quartet with electronics -- a first for us and for Jacob!


We are proud to be the recipients of a 2015 CMA Classical Commissioning grant for a new work from Christopher Trapani for six voices and electronics!

The work will use innovative score-following software to react in real time and create a lush, kaleidoscopic microtonal soundworld.


The Reif Center is a proud recipient of a CMA Residency Partnership Grant for the 2015-2016 performance season. Our venue will be working with the Artaria String Quartet of Minneapolis, MN during two in-house residencies.


So Percussion is excited to have received a 2015 CMA Classical Commissioning grant to commission Paul Lansky!  The piece will be written for mostly unpitched percussion, having been inspired by Paul's electronic masterpiece "Table's Clear", which featured sounds he recorded at his kitchen table with his children.


We are honored and excited to be recipents of CMA's 2015 Classical Commissiong Grant! Composer Alex Mincek will be writing a substansial new piece for our piano percussion quartet instrumentation to be premiered as part of Miller Theatre's "Composer Portraits" Series on February 25th, 2016. We could not be more thrilled!