Expiration of Opportunity: 
Thu, 2012-11-01
Entry Fee: 
U.S. Dollar (USD)


Postmark Deadline: November 1, 2012

The Third Millennium Ensemble is pleased to announce its 2013 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; $150 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 2013-2014 season and composers may receive archival recordings on request.

Young Composer Prizes will be: $200 First Prize; $100 Second Prize; $50 Third Prize. 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, 2012. 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. Instruments in listed "families" are eligible (e.g piccolo or bass clarinet).

In order to enter works, please include a $30 application fee for one piece and $15 for each additional piece submitted. Please download the ENTRY FORM from our website (www.thirdmillenniumensemble.org) or replica to include with your submission. Scores (not recordings) may be submitted electronically to: thirdmillenniumensemble@earthlink.net. Please send CDs for recordings.

Published and recorded works as well as pieces by composers living outside the United States are welcome. Winners will be announced by March 2013 and all who have entered will be notified by email and the results will also be posted on our website. Please provide an SASE if you wish your scores to be returned. 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
Email: thirdmillenniumensemble@earthlink.net
Web: www.thirdmillenniumensemble.org

Published date: 
11 Aug 2012