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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.

2023 Conference: Connect | Transform | Inspire

CMA's in-person conference returns on January 5-8, 2023 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 | November 2, 2022
Giancarlo Esposito to Deliver Keynote Address at CMA 2023 Conference
Esposito is a celebrated film, television, and stage actor and staunch advocate for arts and education.
Press Release | October 24, 2022
Chamber Music America Awards Over $600,000 in Commissioning Grants
CMA awards over $600,000 in grants for the creation of new jazz and classical commissions. 2022 support totals $1.4 million.
In the Field | October 5, 2022
CMA CEO on VIENNA live! with Simeon Morrow
Kevin Kwan Loucks talks about CMA's role in the field, the evolving definition of chamber music, and more!
Upcoming Deadlines


New Jazz Works Application Deadline

Grants to jazz ensembles based in the U.S., its territories, and Indian country, supporting the creation, performance, and recording of new jazz works


Classical Commissioning Application Deadline

Grants to professional U.S.-based presenters and ensembles whose programming includes Western European and/or non-Western classical and contemporary music.

Note: Final year of the program in its current format. 


2024 Conference Session Proposal

In preparation for its 2024 Conference (January 18-21 in New York City), CMA invites speakers to propose sessions on relevant topics in the field.