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)

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

Recent Panelists (pdf)

Grant Recipients


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