The Associated Chamber Music Players (ACMP) is awarding grants to support chamber music education for all ages through community-based programs. Programs for students age 18 and under are of particular interest.
The Community Music grants were introduced in 1993, but put on pause in 2010 because of the recession. Now applications are open(go to acmp.net), and grants between $1,500 and $2,500 will be awarded this spring for program that begin after the dateline date of May 15.
ACMP was established in 1950 and has the mission of bringing together chamber musicians and further in the art form. Its affiliated foundation has provided grants and awards totaling $4 million since. In addition to the Community Music program, it provides workshop grants. In January, 18 grants were awarded to four organizations overseas and 14 organizations within the United States.
Overseas grants were provided for chamber music workshops in Japan, Israel, and Belgium. Grants in the United States included awards to Chamber Musicians of Northern California at San Francisco State University; Boston Chamber Music Society at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and to the Music Northwest Camp in Seattle.