Member Types and Benefits

Member Types and Rates

Organization (Dues $125 - $375)*

Ensemble, Presenter, Festival, or Training Institution

Included at no additional cost are selected benefits and services for up to nine affiliated indiviausl. Affiliates may be ensemble members, administrative staff, or board members connected with the organization-level member. To create or update your affiliate list, contact

*Annual dues for Organization members are based on annual gross income

  • $125 - income under $150,000 annually

  • $250 - income of $150,000 - $250,000 annually

  • $375 - income over $250,000 annually

Information about organization income is strictly confidential. 

Business (Dues $95)

Artist manager, publicist, consultant, instrument-maker or dealer, library, music school, special program, music publisher or distributor, radio station, recording label, chamber orchestra, service organization

Individual (Dues $35 - $85)

Professional Musician, Composer, Educator (Dues $85)

Advocate (Dues $60)
Student (Dues $35)

Chamber Music Magazine Subscriber (Dues $35)

Subscriber members receive four print issues of Chamber Music Magazine per year, including the annual Membership Directory, plus full online access.

Note: To cover costs of postage for memberships in Canada/Mexico, $15 surcharge; other international memberships, $20 surcharge

Professional Opportunities

CMA supports members through grants, awards, and professional development opportunities.


Grants (Click for More Info)


CMA recognizes extraordinary achievement in the chamber music field though the Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award, the Michael Jaffee Visionary Award, and the Cleveland Quartet Award.

CMA program staff is also available for consultations by appointment.

Online Services and Publications

Chamber Music Magazine

All members receive a subscription to CMA's quarterly print magazine, Chamber Music. The magazine includes features, essays, excerpts of CMA-commissioned ensemble music, news relevant to the chamber music field, and regular columns emerging technologies, collaboration, and more.

Membership Directory

Published every year as a supplement to the Fall issue of Chamber Music magazine, the annual directory is a 300-page compendium and resource book for the U.S. ensemble music community. It lists all of CMA's member ensembles, professional musicians, presenters, festivals, training programs, businesses, educators, composes, and advocates. Organizations and Professional Musician/Educators have the option to add biographical information and a publicity photo.


Listings in the printed membership directory are generated from current members’ online profiles. Members have the opportunity to review their printed listing, via email, before publication.

Directory of Festivals, Schools, and Workshops

An advance guide to the spring and summer chamber music season, this directory is published each year as a supplement to the Spring issue of Chamber Music magazine and is available online in PDF format.


Ensemble, presenter, festival, and training institution members are contacted via email each fall and invited to list their seasonal programs for the following year in this directory at no additional charge.

Accent E-newsletter

Every week, members receive Accent, an e-newsletter featuring member news, upcoming CMA events, listings of opportunities in the chamber music field, and other industry-related topics.

Access and Discounts

Your CMA membership gives you access to a wide range of services, special offers, and discounts.

ArtsReady Membership

Chamber Music America members receive 50% off their first annual Premium Membership to ArtsReady, the web-based emergency preparedness platform designed to provide arts and cultural organizations with customized business continuity plans for post-crisis sustainability. ArtsReady memberships are currently $300; CMA members pay $150 for the first year.


CMA National Conference

Members attending the annual National Conference receive a significant discount on registration fees.


Clarion Instrument & Recording Equipment Insurance

Clarion Associates, Inc. offers U.S.-based CMA members discounts on new policies.  Clarion offers extensive protection for musical instruments and recording equipment, as well as performance liability insurance at competitive rates.