Monday, March 14, 2011

Apply now for Classical Commissioning Program

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, (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
CMA Classical/Contemporary
(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.

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