Grant and Award Programs
New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development supports the creation and performance of new chamber works by U.S. jazz ensembles, funds activities that extend the life of the work. Funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Residency Partnership supports ensembles’ and presenters’ collaborations with community organizations on educational residencies that broaden the understanding and enjoyment of classical, contemporary, jazz, or world chamber music.
Classical Commissioning funds U.S. ensembles ahd presenters of classical, contemporary, and world music or the commissioning and performance of new chamber works by American composers.
CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming recognizes U.S. ensembles and presenters for outstanding and innovative approaches to the programming of contemporary classical, jazz, and world chamber music.
Grant and Award Application Workshops take place via teleconference on Wednesdays, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET; dates are subject to change. RSVP
Free Seminar Series
First Tuesdays is a free professional development seminar series offered in partnership with Saint Peter's Church and Midtown Art Commons. The program addresses a wide range of practical issues affecting ensembles and presenters. Workshops are live-streamed and archived on the CMA website. Funding for this series is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
10/1/2013: The Affordable Care Act Primer with Renata Marinaro, Eastern Region Director of Health Services for The Actors Fund
11/4/2013 (Monday): Time Management for Creative People with Aaron Landsman, Tribeca Leadership Affiliate Consultant
12/3/2013: Maximizing Your Concert Appearance with Peter Gordon, Founder of Thirsy Ear Recordings, and Guests
2/5/2014: Music, Money and Uncle Sam with Larry Bomback, Director of Finance and Administration, Opera America, and Anne Adamnowsky, Trudy Durant and Associates
3/4/2014: 42 Revenue Streams for Musicians with Jean Cook, Director of Programs, Future of Music Coalition
4/1/2014: Grant Writing: Beyond the Basics with Waddy Thompson, Fundraising Consultant and Author
5/6/2014: Public Speaking for Musicians with Astrid Baumgardner, Certified Professional Coach and Lawyer
6/3/2014: Organizing and Performing House Concerts with Andrew Appel, Harpsichorsdist and Founder of Four Nations Ensemble
CMA 36th National Conference
January 16-19, 2014, Westin New York at Times Square, New York, NY