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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

11/17/2022

2023 Conference Early Registration Expires

Online registration rates for CMA’s 2023 Conference: Connect | Transform | Inspire will increase on November 18.

12/09/2022

2023 Conference Regular Registration Expires

Online Registration rates for CMA’s 2023 Conference: Connect | Transform | Inspire will increase on December 10.

12/14/2022

Discounted Conference Hotel Rate Deadline

Specialty rates for CMA conference guests at the Westin New York Times Square expire mid-December. Book your room today!