The groups will be in their mid- to late 20s but may not be student ensembles.
The purpose of Ensemble Forward is to help emerging ensembles refine their group sound by working with a chamber music coach and to help them on their career path as an ensemble.
The components of the program are as follow:
-- Four chamber ensemble coachings (in person, digital or a combination of these)
-- Coaches are paid $500 per session/4 sessions -- totaling $2,000
-- Each ensemble member receives $200 per coaching for the 4 sessions as well -- totaling $800 per musician
-- Registration to the CMA National Conference (taking place digitally January 11-15, 2021)
-- A skill-building workshop (to be held in Spring 2021)
Grant cycle: January 1 - December 31, 2021