Performance Plus


This application cycle is currently closed.

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 Statement of 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.


Guidelines (pdf)

FAQs (pdf)

Grant Application Workshop Schedule (pdf)

Database of Artist-Educators (see Guidelines for more information)

Recent Panelists (pdf)


Manage Your Grant