Presenter Consortium for Jazz


This application cycle is currently closed.


In response to the needs of our presenter community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Presenter Consortium for Jazz program invites applications for digital presentations only. The program 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 stream or livestream performances to each presenter’s audience. Incentives are available to each Consortium member that invites one of the 250 CMA New Jazz Works grantee ensembles to perform its entire CMA commission.


The Board of Directors of Chamber Music America has made diversity, inclusion, and equity a primary focus of the organization's work. CMA’s goal in this program is, through the panel review process, to arrive at a final slate of grantees that is representative of the field in terms of the race, gender and jazz style of the ensembles that the consortium partners have chosen to present. Read CMA's Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.


A component of the Doris Duke Jazz Ensembles Project,
Presenter Consortium for Jazz is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.



Guidelines (pdf)

FAQs (pdf)

Grant Application Workshop Schedule (pdf)

Application Guide (pdf)

Recent Panelists (pdf)

Grant Recipients


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