New Jazz Works

       
Application Deadline: 02/12/21

 

Chamber Music America’s New Jazz Works program provides grants to U.S. jazz ensembles to create, perform, and record new works. The new work may be composed by the ensemble leader or a member of the ensemble. Since 2000, CMA has commissioned 250 original jazz works.

 

The Board of Directors of Chamber Music America has made diversity, inclusion, and equity a primary focus of the organization's work. New Jazz Works seeks a diverse group of applicants based on race and gender self-identification. CMA’s goal, through its panel process, is to arrive at a final slate of grantees that is representative of the field in terms of race, gender and style of jazz. Applicants are presented anonymously to panelists who, through multiple rounds, review submitted sound samples only. Learn more about CMA's Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.

 

A component of the Doris Duke Jazz Ensembles Project, the New Jazz Works Program
is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

 


Guidelines (pdf)

Application Guide (pdf)

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FAQs (pdf)

Grant Application Workshop Schedule (pdf)

Recent Panelists (pdf)

Grant Recipients

 

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Performance Plus

       

Chamber Music America’s Performance Plus program provides grants to U.S. based female-led jazz ensembles to engage an experienced jazz artist-educator for six evaluative listening sessions with the goal of enhancing the ensemble’s performance. The listening sessions will culminate in a recording session resulting in a high-quality demo for use by the grantee ensemble.


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 style of jazz. Read CMA's Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.

 

A component of the Doris Duke Jazz Ensembles Project, the Performance Plus Program
is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

 


Apply for this grant

Guidelines (pdf)

FAQs (pdf)

Grant Application Workshop Schedule (pdf)

Application Guide (pdf)

Database of Artist-Educators

Recent Panelists (pdf)

Grant Recipients

 

Manage Your Grant

       
             

Presenter Consortium for Jazz

       

 

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.

 


Application

Guidelines (pdf)

FAQs (pdf)

Grant Application Workshop Schedule (pdf)

Application Guide (pdf)

Recent Panelists (pdf)

Grant Recipients

 

Manage Your Grant

       
             

Residency Partnership Program

       

This application cycle is currently closed.

 

Chamber Music America’s Residency Program has experienced multiple variations since the program’s inception in 1978. The Residency Partnership Program, in place since 2003, is undergoing modifications to ensure that it will continue to be relevant to our evolving chamber music community. The 2019 deadline was the final opportunity to apply to the Residency Partnership Program in its existing form.


As soon as new Guidelines and Application materials are available, they will be posted. Please check back periodically.


Thank you.


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More Information

       

Staff Contact:

Gargi Shindé, Program Director, CMA Jazz