CMA Announces $800,563 In Grants for Small Ensembles and Presenters

Chamber Music America has announced the distribution of $800,563 through its four major grant programs. This funding will provide support for the creation, performance, and presentation of small ensemble works, as well as support community engagement and audience-building initiatives. The grantees in each program were selected by independent peer panels. A complete list of the 2018 grantees is available here.

Funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
A total of $310,000 was awarded to nine jazz ensembles through the New Jazz Works program, which supports the creation of new works by professional U.S.-based jazz artists and helps assure that these compositions will be heard through live performances and recordings.

Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Eleven grants totaling $198,450 have been awarded through the Classical Commissioning program, which provides support to U.S.-based professional ensembles and presenters for the creation and performance of classical contemporary chamber works.

Funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Presenter Consortium for Jazz supports consortiums of three U.S. presenters to collectively engage up to three professional U.S. jazz ensembles. Project grants totaling $120,788 have been awarded to four consortiums (12 presenting organizations), which will receive an additional $60,000 in general operating support.

Funded by the Chamber Music America Residency Endowment Fund
The Residency Partnership Program supports ensembles and presenters in building awareness and appreciation for classical, contemporary, jazz, and chamber music through community-based residencies that engage audiences beyond traditional concert settings. A total of $51,325 has been awarded to five presenters and four ensembles.

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