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Summary:Young Composer Competition
Deadline: 01 February 2019
Date Posted: 20 December 2018
Details: The Third Millennium Ensemble is pleased to announce its 2019 Competition for Composers. The Third Millennium Ensemble offers performances that reflect the energy and diversity of contemporary music and strives to represent a wide cross-section of composers. Please read the guidelines below carefully.

The competition will offer the following prizes: $400 First Prize; $200 Second Prize; The first and second place winners will receive performances by TME in 2019-2020 season and composers may receive archival recordings on request. Young Composer Prizes will be: $150 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 21 or younger by February 1, 2019. Winners may be required to submit proof of age.

The Young Composer Prize will be: $100 Grand Prize. The winning Young Composer piece is eligible for performance by the ensemble as deemed appropriate. A "Young Composer" is defined as any composer age 20 or younger by December 1, 2016. Winners may be required to submit proof of age.

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 single instrument combinations of flute, clarinet, trumpet, violin (up to 2 players) viola, cello, bass, piano, percussion (1 player), harp and soprano, mezzo or baritone voice (no more than 1 voice part) 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). Pieces with electronic/digital sound accompanying acoustic instruments are welcome.

To enter, please include a $35 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 and sharing 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 June 2019 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 or Paypal fees should be directed to: Third Millennium Ensemble. Scores (with recordings, if possible) should be sent to:

Third Millennium Ensemble

Attn: Pamela Helton
4332 Ballenger Creek Pike
Frederick, MD 21703
Phone: 202-316-1646

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