Chamber Music America, the national service organization for the chamber music profession, invites applications to its Classical Commissioning Program.
The program offers support to U.S.-based classical/contemporary ensembles, presenters and festivals for the commissioning of new chamber works by American composers. CMA defines chamber music as music for small ensembles (2-10 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 U.S.
The program provides funding for the composer's fee (from $5,000 to $20,000), the ensemble's rehearsal honorarium ($1,000 per ensemble musician), and copying costs (awards of up to $1,000 each).
Guidelines and application forms, in MS Word and Adobe formats, can be downloaded and printed from the CMA website, www.chamber-music.org. (Applications must be submitted in hard copy.)
Applications must be received no later than Friday, April 8, 2011, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Contact Susan Dadian, Program Director
(212) 242-2022, ext. 13
The Classical Commissioning Program is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.