Presentation on theme: "New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development Deadline: March 7, 2014 Notification: June 2014."— Presentation transcript:
New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development Deadline: March 7, 2014 Notification: June 2014
What is New Jazz Works? New Jazz Works is a grant program that supports professional U.S. Jazz ensembles to create, perform, and if desired, record new works. This program is made possible by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
the composer fee is now $9,000 only a brief description of the proposed work is needed weve added a second composer track to the CD-R Work Sample Better Business has been replaced by Administrative Support New this year
New Jazz Works provides support to professional U. S. Jazz ensembles for Core: the creation and performance of a new work (up to $19,000) Continued Life: additional performances (and recording if desired) (up to $12,000) Administrative Support: may include recording (up to $3,000) Free registration and travel subsidy to a CMA national conference
An ensemble is eligible if: it consists of 2-10 professional musicians (student groups are not eligible) it is based in the U.S. or its territories the leader is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident it includes improvisation as an integral part of its composition and performance
Eligibility, contd. it is a CMA Organization-level member it has no overdue reports or financial obligations to CMA it has waited 12 months from completion of a previous New Jazz Works grant
You choose An ensemble may apply to either New Jazz Works or Classical Commissioning in one grant cycle
Similarly, a composer may appear on only one application to either program (not both) may not have any outstanding obligations to CMA
The composer may be either a performing member of the ensemble or a guest is an individual (not a group) must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
Core supports the creation of a new work of substantial length ($9,000 composer fee)
Core also funds $1,000 per musician for rehearsing and performance of the premiere plus one additional performance of the new work in the U.S. or its territories
three public performances in different venues, or two public performances in different venues plus a recording These activities may take place worldwide Continued Life offers $12,000 for
Administrative Support provides $3,000 for a booking agent a recording other administrative expenses identified by the grantee
CMA National Conference complimentary registration for the ensemble leader travel/hotel subsidies for ensemble leaders who live more than 200 miles from New York City
The CD-R Work Sample must be in CD-R format must feature a single work on each track may contain music from a live concert, studio/home recording, and/or commercial disc tracks may be edited an/or excerpted
#1: Ensemble (performed by applicant ensemble or majority of its members) #2: Ensemble (same as above) #3: Composer (score, lead sheet, or graphic notation required) #4: Composer (score, lead sheet, or graphic notation optional) Track content
Completing your application 1 stapled application form 8 additional copies of the stapled application 1 CD-R Work Sample a score excerpt, lead sheet, or graphic notation of work on Track 3
Completing (contd) 1 copy of the Memorandum of Understanding between ensemble and guest composer copy of a document verifying the U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status of the ensemble leader, or ensembles 501 (c)(3) designation 1 copy of a document verifying the U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status of the guest composer
The panel will select finalists on the basis of artistic excellence of the ensemble compositional expertise of the composer
Jeanette Vuocolo, program director, CMA Jazz, Need more help?