Residency Partnership Program


This 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.


CMA’s Residency Program has experienced multiple variations since its inception in 1978. The current version, in place since 2003, will undergo several modifications to ensure that it continues to be relevant to our evolving chamber music community. Therefore, this cycle will be the final opportunity for CMA members to apply to the program in its current configuration. Guidelines for the new residency program will be available in summer 2020.


The Board of Directors of Chamber Music America has made diversity, inclusion, and equity a primary focus of the organization's work. CMA's goals in this program are, through the panel review process, to arrive at a final slate of grantees that is representative of the field in terms of the ensembles' race, gender, and style of chamber music. Read CMA's Statement of Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.


This program is supported by the Chamber Music America Residency Endowment Fund.


Guidelines (pdf)

FAQs (pdf)

Application Guide (pdf)

Recent Panelists (pdf)

Grant Recipients


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