CMA Distributes $951,545 to Small Ensembles and Presenters

Chamber Music America has announced the distribution of $951,545 through its four major grant programs:

NEW JAZZ WORKS
Funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
A total of $447,000 was awarded to fifteen 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.

CLASSICAL COMMISSIONING
Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Twelve grants totaling $231,550 have been awarded through the Classical Commissioning program, which provides support to U.S.-based professional classical and world music ensembles and presenters for the creation and performance of new chamber works by American composers.

RESIDENCY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
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 world chamber music through community-based residencies that engage audiences beyond traditional concert settings. A total of $41,995 has been awarded to seven ensembles and two presenting organizations across the United States.

PRESENTER CONSORTIUM FOR JAZZ
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 $156,000 have been awarded to five consortiums (15 presenting organizations), which will receive an additional $75,000 in general operating support.

The grantees in each program were selected by independent peer panels. A complete list of the 2017 grantees is available here.

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