CMAcclaim brings national recognition to an individual, ensemble, or organization whose work in chamber music has had a significant cultural impact on a local or regional community.
Any CMA member may nominate an individual or organization for the CMAcclaim Award---but the nominee need not be a CMA member. Nomination deadline for the following year is September 30, annually.
CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming
The CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming recognize ensembles and presenters demonstrating innovative approaches to the programming of new chamber music, as well as the audience development activities and marketing strategies that accompany it.
New chamber music is defined as contemporary classical, jazz and/or world music, written for 2–10 musicians, composed within the past 25 years.
The 2014 Award recipients will receive $500 and a commemorative plaque, presented at the CMA National Conference, January 16–19, 2014, in New York City.
One award is given in each of the following categories:
· Contemporary—for groups specializing in contemporary classical chamber music
· Jazz—for ensembles that perform original music and/or contemporary works by other jazz composers
· Mixed Repertory—for groups that perform traditional classical music and include new chamber works
Two awards—one to a large presenter (for programming of more than 10 live concerts) and one to a small presenter (between 5-10 concert programs) are given in each of the following categories:
· Contemporary—for presenters specializing in contemporary classical chamber music
· Jazz—for the programming of contemporary jazz
· Mixed Repertory—for presenters that program contemporary classical chamber music, as well as traditional chamber music, jazz, world music, and other musical styles