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Small Ensemble Music Community

Chamber Music America develops and supports an evolving chamber music field through grant programs, professional development services, publications, networking events, an annual conference, and more.

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Members of CMA Grantee Ensemble, Edward Simon & Afinidad Perform at CMA Concert, National Sawdust 2017 / photo: CMA

What We Offer

CMA’s programs serve ensembles, concert presenters, composers, chamber music advocates, and industry professionals working in a wide range of musical traditions, including jazz, classical, contemporary, and non-Western styles.

National Conference

A four-day, multifaceted symposium of music and dialogue, January 18–21 in New York City.
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Grants & Awards

Funding opportunities for small ensembles and concert presenters.
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Chamber Music Magazine

An essential resource for musicians, presenters, composers, artists managers, educators, and other chamber music enthusiasts.
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Become a Member

A CMA membership connects you to thousands of other small ensemble music professionals. Benefits include exclusive funding opportunities, full access to Chamber Music Magazine, discounted conference registration, and more.

Member Spotlight

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Ensemble Member since 2022

The recent compositions of Stratøs (a name that encompasses the artistic endeavors of Eddie Codrington) have netted him the Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award for three consecutive years (2019-21), as well as a National Sawdust New Works commission in 2020.

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News & Resources

Articles, Press Releases, How-To Content, and More
In the News
Announcement | October 18, 2023
Announcing 11 Showcase Ensembles for CMA’s 2024 National Conference
CMA announces the showcase ensembles that will perform during the 2024 national conference in New York, January 18-21.
Blog | October 4, 2023
Community Spotlight: Buffalo Chamber Music Society
A Q&A with Buffalo Chamber Music Society's Clementina Flesher, celebrating the society's 100th anniversary season.
Blog | September 20, 2023
Meet the Grantees: KOE
One of CMA's 2023 Artistic Project grantees, flute-and-cello duo KOE stays busy commissioning new work
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2024 New Jazz Works Program

Support for the creation of new works by jazz artists.


2024 Classical Commissioning Program

Grants to ensembles and presenters for commissions of new Western European and/or non-Western classical and contemporary chamber works by American composers.