Ensemble Forward

Applications Due: 10/08/21


Chamber Music America’s Ensemble Forward program is an initiative for young ensembles that perform Western European classical and contemporary chamber music and are based in the five boroughs of New York City. CMA will provide grant funds for the ensembles to work with established chamber music coaches to help them develop their distinctive ensemble sound; make information resources available for building their careers; and create networking opportunities to enlarge their professional circles.


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 race and gender. Read CMA's Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.


This program is supported by the New York Community Trust.



Guidelines (pdf)

FAQs (pdf)

Grant Application Workshop Schedule

Recent Panelists (pdf)

Grant Recipients


Manage Your Grant