The Bowers Program

An extraordinary opportunity for outstanding young artists in the early stages of major careers, The Bowers Program identifies and nourishes a select number of individuals and ensembles chosen from an international pool of candidates through highly competitive auditions. Dedicated to developing the chamber music leaders of the future, The Bowers Program is a rigorous three-season residency, fully integrating Bowers Program Artists into every facet of CMS activities in New York and internationally. The Bowers Program has proven to be the galvanizing springboard for many of today’s most successful chamber music artists, and is without doubt the key to the vibrant future of CMS itself. More than half of the current artist roster at CMS is comprised of alumni, current and incoming members of The Bowers Program, who perform as equal colleagues alongside CMS musicians of all generations.

The application periods for The Bowers Program Individual Artists and Ensembles are now closed. The next application for The Bowers Program Individual Artists will open in summer of 2019, and the application for The Bowers Program Ensembles will open in summer 2020.