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									COMMISSIONING PROGRAM APPLICATION
(REVISED MARCH 23, 2009) Grant Period: July 1, 2009-June 30, 2012 In-Office Application Deadline: Friday, April 3, 2009, 5:00 p.m.
This program is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.

Use only the space provided in this application. Handwritten, late, or incomplete proposals will not be accepted.

APPLICANT ORGANIZATION Organization Name: Contact: Title: Type of organization
(Ensemble, Presenter, Festival):

If Ensemble, Primary Ensemble Member (if different from Contact): Instrumentation
(if Ensemble):

Address: City: State: Zip Code: Telephone number: ( ) Fax number: ( ) Email: Website: Date Founded: Federal Tax ID No. or EIN No. * Budget totals for Organizational budget: previous Fiscal $ Year (required for
all applicants)

x

Chamber music budget: $

NOTE: Applicants must be CMA Organization-level members at the time of application. Projected date of Commission Premiere: Amount Requested:

$

* Presenters offering a variety of performing arts activities should provide both the total organizational budget and the budget for chamber music activity. For organizations that perform or present only chamber music, the organizational and chamber music budgets will be the same.

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PARTNER ENSEMBLE (for Presenter and Festival applicants only) Ensemble Name: Instrumentation: Contact: Primary Ensemble Member (if
different from Contact):

Address:

Telephone: ( ) x Website: Fax: ( ) Email: Date founded: NOTE: The Partner Ensemble must be a CMA Organization-level member at the time of application. COMPOSER (All applicants) Name: Address: Telephone number: ( Fax number: ( ) ) xWebsite: Email:

Composer's place of birth: If a foreign-born citizen, please indicate date of naturalization. If foreign-born and a permanent U.S. resident, include composer's Alien Registration number.

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If the Applicant is:  A presenter or festival: provide your organization’s mission statement a brief history, and a bio of your partner ensemble, including personnel and instrumentation.  An ensemble: provide the group’s bio, listing current personnel and instrumentation. All applicants: include your history of performing or presenting new work.

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CONCERT HISTORY Ensemble and Presenter Applicants: List the ensemble’s notable public concerts in past 3-5 years (attach copies of programs, press materials, and/or printed website materials for each) Date 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Venue name City, State

Presenter Applicants only: List your organization’s most significant public concerts in past 3-5 years (attach copies of programs, as well as printed copies of website and/or press materials for each) Date 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Venue name City, State

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PROPOSED COMPOSITION (All applicants) Title (if known): Approx. length: Instrumentation: Briefly describe the proposed commission (use only the space provided):

Special equipment or other requirements for the performance of the proposed work:

SIGNIFICANCE OF THE COMMISSION If the applicant is:  An ensemble: explain why and how this commission is significant to your group.  A presenter or festival: explain how the commission relates to your programming, and why it is important to your organization at this time. All applicants: explain why you have selected this composer.

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AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING
Describe the audience you plan to reach with the new work: Setting(s) (check all that apply) urban suburban Demographics Age: children up to 12 years

rural

teens 13–17

adults 18–64

seniors 65+

Which demographic term best describes the majority of the proposed audience? White, non-Latino Hispanic/Latino African American American Indian/Alaskan Native Performance and/or presenting venue(s): college/university campus concert hall community arts center faith-based institution other (please describe) Capacity of performance venue(s): up to 99 100–299 300–499

500–999

1,000+

Anticipated attendance (provide total for three required performances) Outline five marketing strategies and/or performance-related activities you plan to use to attract the audience described above to the proposed new work’s premiere and subsequent performances (e.g., workshop performances, educational activities, pre-concert interview with the composer, broadcasts, internet or print media, partnerships, etc.).

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PROJECT BUDGET Please list the projected expenses and income for the commission and performances of the new work. INCOME Contributed Government Corporations Foundations Individuals Other (describe in budget narrative) Subtotal Earned Artist fees Ticket sales CD sales Other Subtotal REQUEST FROM CHAMBER MUSIC AMERICA TOTAL EXPENSES Costs eligible for CMA funding Composer honorarium Ensemble honorarium Copying costs Subtotal Other expenses (not eligible for CMA funding) Administrative Travel/per diem Marketing Production Venue rental Other (describe in budget narrative) Subtotal TOTAL $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

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BUDGET NARRATIVE Use this form to provide detail for each expense item included in the Project Budget. Project Income Description
(Please indicate with an asterisk funds that have already been secured)

Contributed Government (please list)

Corporations

(please list)

Foundations

(please list)

Individuals

Other Earned Artist fees Ticket sales CD sales Other (please list)

Expenses Composer honorarium Ensemble honorarium Copying costs (if applicable) Administrative Travel/per diem Marketing Production Venue Rental Other Expenses (please
list)

Description See guidelines for allowable range. CMA allows $1,000 per ensemble member. CMA allows up to $1,000.

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ENSEMBLE WORK SAMPLE FORM Please see CD Work Sample Instructions.
In the space below, please provide information about the selections presented on the CD work sample. The panel will listen to approximately five to eight minutes per applicant. Please indicate a cue time for individual tracks, if desired. Note if electronics have been used.

Work 1 Composer: Work Title: Date Composed: Track No.(s): Performers and Instrumentation:

Work 2 Composer: Work Title: Date Composed: Track No.(s): Performers and Instrumentation (if different from Sample 1):

Work 3 Composer: Work Title: Date Composed: Track No.(s): Performers and Instrumentation (if different from Sample 1):

Please make additional copies of this form, as necessary.
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SIGNATURES Applicant Organization Name Signature * Title Date

Contact or Primary Ensemble Member (for presenter or festival applicants only) Name Signature Date

* If the applicant is an ensemble and the group does not have 501(c)(3) status, the Signatory must be the Primary Ensemble Member.

SEE APPLICATION CHECKLIST FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO ASSEMBLE YOUR APPLICATION. For further questions about the application, contact: Susan Dadian, Program Director, CMA Classical/Contemporary (212) 242-2022, ext. 13 or sdadian@chamber-music.org.

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APPLICATION CHECKLIST ALL APPLICANTS – Please confirm with a check mark that the application contains: One completed written application with an original, authorized signature Six additional, complete copies of the written application (collated, paperclipped sets) Organizational budget from most recently completed fiscal year Proof of U.S. citizenship for the Primary Ensemble Member, or ensemble’s 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, if a not-for-profit organization Ensemble repertoire list Ensemble’s documentation of at least 10 concerts in the past 3-5 years (one copy only) Composer’s letter of commitment Composer’s bio List of composer’s works Guest artist bios, if applicable CDs (one for each: ensemble, composer and, if applicable, for guest artists) PRESENTERS ONLY –please ALSO include: 501(c)(3) tax-exempt determination letter Season brochures from the past two years Presenter’s documentation of at least 10 concerts in the past 3-5 years Please confirm with a check mark that the application: is typed (not handwritten) is packaged in only one envelope or box will arrive in its entirety on or before Friday, April 3, 2009, 5:00 p.m. is being sent to: CHAMBER MUSIC AMERICA 2009 CMA COMMISSIONING PROGRAM SUSAN DADIAN PROGRAM DIRECTOR, CMA CLASSICAL/CONTEMPORARY 305 SEVENTH AVENUE NEW YORK, NY 10001 Questions/concerns: Susan Dadian at (212) 242-2022, ext. 13; sdadian@chamber-music.org
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Sample Letters of Commitment CMA will accept only one Commissioning Program application on behalf of a given ensemble, composer and/or presenter. To prevent duplication among applicants, please obtain the following signed letters of commitment. COMPOSER’S LETTER OF COMMITMENT Required for Ensemble, Presenter and Festival applicants. To Chamber Music America: I am writing to confirm my intent to compose a new work [provide title, if known] for [Insert Ensemble, Presenter or Festival Name] by __________ [date]. The commission fee is $_________. I have not been commissioned by another applicant in this year’s CMA Commissioning or New Jazz Works programs, nor do I have any unfinished CMA-funded commissions at this time. Sincerely, [Composer Name]

ENSEMBLE’S LETTER OF COMMITMENT Required for Presenter and Festival applicants only. To Chamber Music America: The _________ [insert ensemble name] is committed to three public performances in the U.S. of a new composition [provide title, if known] written by _________ [insert composer name]. We are not a party to any other application in this year’s CMA Commissioning Program grant cycle, nor do we have any unfinished CMA-sponsored commissions at this time. Sincerely, [Ensemble Member Name]

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