What We Do at CME

Through a variety of programs and unique opportunities, our goal is a simple one: Moving Musicians Forward

Inspiring Excellence

Through an extensive network of the world’s premier pedagogues, musicians are able to seek practical guidance, support and advice.

Forging Connections

CME connects musicians directly to patrons of the arts, who nurture budding careers and in turn are provided with the gift of music.

Career Mentorship

We grow careers. From designing websites and picking repertoire, to booking venues and finding the right pedagogue, we’re helping musicians find success.

Dreams Realized

Through our grant program, talented young musicians receive the financial support they need to fund their dream projects. Read about our winners.

Harding Homes Concert Series

Music enjoyed in intimate settings…

Celebrating music and showcasing CME’s young artists, this concert series rejuvenates instrumental music experiences in rural New Jersey. The beautiful homes of our hosts provide a glorious backdrop for performance, dining and conversation with the artists.

Young Artists Roster

Nurturing exceptional talent…

The Young Artists roster represents a group of exceptionally talented artists, chosen from our alumni for inclusion. CME provides essential guidance including professional mentorship, performance opportunity and financial support. We showcase these extraordinary musicians at a variety of venues.

CME Academy

Music Made Here

Launched in Fall 2015, CME Academy opens its doors for music enthusiasts of all ages. Offering exciting musical experiences in addition to lessons: informal talks, chamber groups, musician roundtables and lessons, and outreach programs for professional musicians.

Residency in Curaçao

Community outreach, bonding on the beach…

CME’s Winter Residency in Curaçao is a warm-weather retreat for musicians. High-caliber training and performance opportunities at Art Avila abound, but the main focus of this trip is community outreach to bring the gift classical music to Curaçao’s local children.

Vienna ConcertoFest

Classical music’s most important city…

CME’s Vienna ConcertoFest offers musicians the opportunity to learn and play in some of Austria’s most celebrated musical venues, some frequented by Mozart himself. Students reside and train for two weeks in the beautiful 11th century Stift Altenberg Abbey.

CME International Performing Arts Grant

Dreams Realized…

This grant awards musicians funds to pursue their “dream projects,” including the creation of a CD demo and a debut concert. In 2015, CME awarded $25,000 to five young artists from Italy, China, Australia and the US.