Chamber Music America has “announced the recipients of its 2016 commissioning programs, supporting the creation of new works for small ensembles,” reads an unsigned article in Monday’s (7/25) New Music Box. “CMA will distribute a total of $483,100 to 21 ensembles…. The ensembles selected this year reflect the diverse array of styles performed by small ensembles in the U.S. today, ranging from classical/contemporary keyboard sextet to jazz piano-violin duo to traditional wind, string, vocal, and jazz quartets. Independent peer panels of jazz and classical musicians selected the grantees in their respective programs in the spring.” Nine jazz ensembles will receive a total of $272,000 in grants, and twelve grants totaling $211,100 will be distributed “through the Classical Commissioning program, which provides support for U.S.-based professional classical and world music ensembles and presenters for the creation and performance of new chamber works by American composers.” The twelve classical ensemble/composer pairings are andPlay/Ravi Kittappa; District5/Evis Sammoutis; Grand Band/Missy Mazzoli; Horszowski Trio/Andreia Pinto-Correia; loadbang/Mark Applebaum; Mantra Percussion/Aaron Siegel; New York Polyphony/Gregory Spears; Projeto Arcomusical/Elliot Cole; Quince/LJ White; Splinter Reeds/Sky Macklay; and Thalea String Quartet/Vincent Calianno.

Posted July 27, 2016