Our friends at Chamber Music America would like you to know that the deadline for their Classical Commissioning Program deadline is fast approaching. Applications must be received no later than Friday, April 9, 2010, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

CMA is offering support to U.S.-based classical/contemporary ensembles, presenters and festivals for commissioning American composers to create new chamber works.  The program provides funding for the composer’s fee, the ensemble’s rehearsal honorarium, and copying costs.

For these purposes, chamber music is defined 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.

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.)

For more info, contact Susan Dadian, Program Director at (212) 242-2022, ext. 13 or