Strengthening the
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 Chamber Music Month

CMA's annual campaign celebrating the vibrant ensemble music community.
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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
Press Release | August 24, 2023
Bryan Young Appointed as Board Chair of Chamber Music America
Bassoonist, educator, and presenter Bryan Young is appointed as Board Chair of Chamber Music America.
Press Release | August 8, 2023
Chamber Music America Announces 2023 Grantees
Six grant programs allocate more than $1.3 million to support the creation of new works and commissions in 2023.
podcast | August 1, 2023
Confronting Marginalization through the Power of the Creative Life
Featuring a discussion between artists and arts administrators about what's missing in the equity conversation.
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2024 Artistic Projects grant program

Chamber Music America’s Artistic Projects offers funding opportunities for small ensembles and presenters, with operating budgets under $250,000, to bring their creative ideas to completion and present them to audiences in the five boroughs of New York City.


2024 Ensemble Forward grant program

An initiative for emerging ensembles that perform Western European classical and contemporary chamber music, CMA’s Ensemble Forward program supports mentorship opportunities and career advancement within the five boroughs of NYC. In addition to working with an established chamber music coach, the program also offers financial support for making a demo recording.


2024 Presenter Consortium for Jazz grant program

The 2024 Presenter Consortium for Jazz program provides support to consortiums of three U.S. presenters that collectively engage up to three professional U.S. jazz ensembles.