New Jazz Works
CMA supports the creation of new works by professional U.S.-based jazz artists and helps assure that these compositions will be heard through live performances and recordings. The New Jazz Works program has provided support for 198 works that reflect the multiple styles of contemporary jazz.
The New Jazz Works program is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Grant Application Workshop Presentation (pdf)
Presenter Consortium for Jazz
Please note: Application cycle is currently closed.
Presenter Consortium for Jazz provides support to consortiums of three U. S. presenters that collectively engage up to three professional U.S. jazz ensembles (consisting of 2-10 musicians each) to perform at each presenter’s venue. Incentives are available to each consortium partner that invites one of the CMA New Jazz Works grantee ensembles to perform its entire CMA commission.
New this year: The Lead Presenter submits one Consortium Application containing information about each Consortium Partner. Presenter Partners must provide the required information to the Lead Presenter. CMA will contact the Lead Presenter regarding any issues or concerns related to the application.
A component of the Doris Duke Jazz Ensembles Project, Presenter Consortium for Jazz is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Residency Partnership Program
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.