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. Submit your May events to the NCMM public calendar!
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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


2024 Conference Session Proposal (Extended)

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.


2024 Conference Showcase Application (Extended)

CMA Member Ensembles are invited to apply to showcase at CMA’s 2024 Conference (January 18-21, 2024) in New York City.


Update Your Member Profile for the 2024 Membership Directory

CMA’s 2024 Membership Directory will be published in the Fall 2023 issue of Chamber Music magazine. Complete your online member profile today to make sure your information is listed correctly.