Performance Plus

This application cycle is currently closed.


Chamber Music America’s Performance Plus provides grants to U.S. based gender minority and women-led jazz ensembles to engage an experienced jazz artist-educator for six evaluative listening sessions with the goal of enhancing the ensemble’s performance. The listening sessions will culminate in a recording session resulting in a high-quality demo for use by the grantee ensemble.


The Board of Directors of Chamber Music America has made diversity, inclusion, and equity a primary focus of the organization's work. CMA’s goal in this program is, through the panel review process, to arrive at a final slate of grantees that is representative of the field in terms of race and style of jazz. Read CMA's Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.



A component of the Doris Duke Jazz Ensembles Project, the Performance Plus Program is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.