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Postmark Deadline: November 1, 2014

The Third Millennium Ensemble is pleased to announce its 2015 Competition for Composers. The Third Millennium Ensemble offers performances that reflect the energy and diversity of American music and strives to represent a wide cross-section of composers.

The competition will offer the following prizes: $300 First Prize; $100 Second Prize; $200 for the Cheryl A. Spector Prize for the best piece by an GLBT composer (see entry form for details). The first and second place winners as well as the winner of the Cheryl A. Spector prize will receive performances by TME in 2015-2016 season and composers may receive archival recordings on request.

Young Composer Prizes will be: $200 Grand Prize; $100 Pre-College (if awarded). Winning pieces in the Young Composer category are eligible for performance by the ensemble if deemed appropriate. A "Young Composer" is defined as any composer age 20 or younger by November 1, 2014. Winners may be required to submit proof of age.

The winners in all categories will be selected by a panel of composers with input from the ensemble. All entries will be considered for performance. Compositions for any combination of flute, clarinet, trumpet, violin (up to 2 players) viola, cello, piano, percussion (1 player), guitar, harp and soprano, mezzo or baritone voice will be considered. Once pieces have been passed on to the ensemble for final consideration, parts may be requested. Pieces with instruments in listed "families" are eligible (e.g piccolo or bass clarinet).

In order to enter works, please include a $32 application fee* for one piece and $15 for each additional piece submitted. Please download the ENTRY FORM from our website ( or replica to include with your submission. Packets may be submitted electronically by 1) submitting scores and pdf entry form to:; 2) submitting recordings (highly recommended) to Dropbox and 3) submitting the fee through Paypal. Please inquire by email for submitting recordings by Dropbox. Scores, entry forms and fees and recordings may also be submitted through the traditional mail.

Published and recorded works as well as pieces by composers living outside the United States are welcome. Winners will be announced by March 2015 and all who have entered will be notified by email and the results will also be posted on our website. Unfortunately we are not able to return materials. Checks should be made out to: Third Millennium Ensemble. Scores (with recordings, if possible) should be sent to:

Third Millennium Ensemble

Attn: Pamela Helton
4810 Elmer Derr Road
Frederick, MD 21703
Phone: 202-316-1646

* We apologize for charging a fee, but the cost of Paypal and DropBox fees, but administrative and some performance-related costs are offset by these funds.