The Home Coaching program encourages musicians who meet regularly as a group to engage a professional coach in order to gain musical insight, develop efficient rehearsal skills and exchange musical ideas. ACMP provides up to 50% of the coach's fee. Participants must be ACMP members.
Amateur Chamber Music Players Grants are awarded to subsidize coaches' salaries, to reduce registration fees, and/or to allow for scholarships. This is a competitive grant. Ongoing support for workshops that have previously received funding is not guaranteed - each request is reviewed on its own merits. Please provide a detailed description of outreach and activities in the application, with particular attention to who will attend the workshop, how they are reached, and what they will accomplish by attending. ACMP requires grant recipients to submit a report, including a financial statement indicating how the grant was used. Awards are disbursed following receipt of this detailed account.
The Eastman School of Music's Paul R. Judy Center offers grants related to the topic of "innovative ensembles" in two categories: research and innovative projects. apply. Previous grantees are eligible to apply and receive awards each year; there is no restriction on the number of consecutive awards a group or individual can receive. However, priority will be given to groups and individuals who have not previously received an award from this program. Grants will range from $500-$2,000.
The Centennial Chamber Music Award is a biennial award designed to recognize and reward professional chamber music ensembles that promote American music as verified through professional commercial recordings. To be eligible for the award, a recording must contain a majority of American music compositions and must be available for purchase in stores or through commercial media such as I-Tunes, Amazon, etc. Chamber music ensembles are not required to apply for this award as all current commercial recording are eligible for consideration. The selected chamber music ensemble will be notified by May 1st and the $1,000 award will be sent to the ensemble’s agent or to the ensemble.


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