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1 New Jazz Works Deadline: March 6, 2015 Notification: June 2015

2 New Jazz Works is a CMA grant program that supports professional U.S. Jazz ensembles to create, perform, and if desired, record new works. This program is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

3 NJW is a three-year grant CMA offers grantees three years to complete a New Jazz Works project; the grant period runs July 1, 2015–June 30, 2018.

4 Four components to NJW Core: Creation and Performance (up to $19,000) Continued Life (up to $12,000) Administrative Support (up to $3,000) CMA National Conference

5 Core offers $9,000 fee to the composer for the creation of a new work of substantial length $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

6 Up to $12,000 for three public concerts in different venues, or two public concerts in different venues plus an audio and/or video recording Activities may take place worldwide Continued Life offers

7 Administrative Support offers Up to $3,000 for a booking agent a recording other administrative expenses

8 CMA National Conference complimentary registration for the ensemble leader travel/hotel subsidy for an ensemble leader who lives more than 200 miles from New York

9 For example, if you are a quintet your New Jazz Work grant = $29,000 $9,000 composer fee (Core) $5,000 ensemble fee (Core) $12,000 (Continued Life) $3,000 (Administrative Support) plus one complimentary registration to the CMA National Conference

10 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

11 it includes improvisation as an integral part of its composition and performance it is a CMA Organization-level member Eligibility, cont’d.

12 it has no overdue reports or financial obligations to CMA it has waited 12 months from completion of a previous New Jazz Works grant

13 Similarly, a composer may appear on either New Jazz Works or Classical Commissioning, not both may not have any outstanding obligations to CMA

14 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.

15 Your 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

16 must feature all or the majority of the personnel listed on page one of your application. must be examples of small ensemble music; solo and music for 11+ musicians is not acceptable. Your two ensemble tracks

17 must feature small ensemble music performed either by the applicant ensemble or another group require a score excerpt, lead sheet, or graphic notation for track 3; this is optional for track 4 Your composer tracks

18 Completing your application 1 stapled application form 8 additional copies of the stapled application 1 CD-R Work Sample

19 Completing, cont’d. 1 copy of a document verifying the U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status of the ensemble leader, or the ensemble’s 501 (c)(3) designation

20 Completing, cont’d. If applicable, 1 copy of the Memorandum of Understanding between ensemble and guest composer (see sample in guidelines) a document verifying the U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status of the guest composer

21 The panel judges for artistic excellence of the ensemble compositional expertise of the composer

22 You choose this spring you may apply to New Jazz Works or Classical Commissioning; not both early fall, you may consider applying to the CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming and Residency Partnership Program.

23 Jeanette Vuocolo, program director, CMA Jazz, For more help, contact


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