COVID-19 Resources for the Chamber Music Community

On March 11, the World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic. Since then, dramatic measures have been taken, which involve widespread performance cancellations, venue and office closings, and strict social distancing guidelines.

Following is a list of information resources to help our community of artists, presenters, managers, educators, and others keep up-to-date regarding health and safety concerns as well as emergency relief opportunities.


Check back regularly as we learn of and post additional resources.

Updated: 4/22/20, 2:03 PM ET

CMA Actions

CMA is offering its constituents one-year Pay-What-You-Can memberships in response to the COVID-19 crisis. This policy will be in effect until March 31, 2021, at which time we will again review the economic situation.


CMA has extended the deadline for its Classical Commissioning Program to 9:00 PM ET, May 1, 2020. For more information contact Susan Dadian, Program Director CMA Classical/Contemporary.


May marks the 9th annual National Chamber Music Month. Are you streaming performances, releasing new music, offering private lessons, holding workshops, or organizing other online activities? Please let us know by completing this form and be sure to follow our website and social media channels to see what's happening around the country.

Emergency Relief (National)

Emergency Relief (By State)









  • New Orleans Musicians Clinic: The Meals for Musicians program will offer food vouchers good for curbside pickup. Email to inquire.




New Jersey

New York

North Carolina






Additional Resources

  • The Lewis Prize for Music: COVID-19 Community Response Fund

  • Freelance Artist Resources (scroll down for emergency resources)

  • Resources for Nonprofit Financial Management (from the Wallace Foundation)

  • Arts Ready

  • North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA)

  • National Endowment for the Arts COVID-19 Resources

  • Digital Marketing Recommendations (from Capacity Interactive)

  • Artists From Abroad (Travel Advisories, Etc.)

  • Nonprofit Finance Fund: Tools and Resources for Nonprofits

Health and Safety

  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • World Health Organization (WHO)

  • Johns Hopkins Global Case Tracker

  • State and Local health agencies