Classical Commissioning Program
CMA provides funding to CMA member ensembles and presenters for commissions of new chamber works.
Grants are made for commissioning fees, copying costs and ensemble rehearsal honoraria. Compositions must be written for small ensembles (2 to 10 musicians) performing one to a part, generally without a conductor, and may represent a diverse musical spectrum, including contemporary art music, world music, and works that include electronics.
The new composition must be performed a minimum of three times in the U.S.
Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music,
and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.
Grant Application Workshop Schedule (pdf)
Residency Partnership Program
Please note: Application cycle is currently closed.
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.
Community settings must be accessible to the specific audiences you plan to reach. Examples of community settings are classrooms, libraries, healthcare facilities, senior centers, and parks. The program does not support private lessons or coachings for K-12 students, or activities for college- or conservatory-level music students.
This program is supported by the Chamber Music America Residency Endowment Fund.