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Chamber Music America Invites Applications for Classical Commissioning Program

Chamber Music America, a national service organization for the chamber music profession, is accepting applications from ensembles and presenters for its Classical Commissioning Program. The program provides support to U.S.-based professional classical, contemporary, and world music ensembles and presenters for the creation and performance of new chamber works by American composers.

CMA defines chamber music as music for small ensembles (two to ten musicians) whose members perform one to a part, generally without a conductor. Compositions may represent a diverse musical spectrum including contemporary art music, world music, and works that include electronics. New works created through this program must be performed a minimum of three times in the United States.

Applicant presenters must be nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. The program does not accept applications submitted by composers.

The program provides funding for the composer’s fee (from $5,000 to $20,000 per project), the ensemble’s rehearsal honorarium ($1,000 per ensemble musician), and copying costs up to $1,000.

Complete program guidelines, application forms, and FAQ can be downloaded from the CMA Web site.

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