Chamber Music America has announced the following spring grant opportunities.

· New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development offers support for the creation and performance of new chamber works by U.S. jazz ensembles. This program also funds activities that extend the life of the work and encourages the development of career-related business skills. Deadline: March 9, 2012

· Classical Commissioning provides support to U.S. ensembles and presenters for commissions of new chamber works. Grants are made for commissioning fees, copying costs and ensemble rehearsal honoraria. Compositions must be written for small ensembles (2 to 10 musicians) performing one to a part, and may represent a diverse musical spectrum, including contemporary art music, world music, and works that include electronics. Deadline: April 6, 2012

Grant preparation workshops are offered in CMA’s New York City office, and nationally via teleconference, in advance of deadlines.

Upcoming workshops are: New Jazz Works (February 22) Classical Commissioning (February 29 and March 7)

All workshops take place from 3:00-4:00 PM (Eastern Time). RSVP by email is required (please indicate if attending in person or via teleconference). For more information or to reserve for a workshop, please contact: Susan Dadian, program director, CMA Classical/Contemporary Jeanette Vuocolo, program director, CMA Jazz.