About Us

The Third Millennium Ensemble (TME) offers cutting-edge performances of the chamber music of our time. Since its founding TME has performed at the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Flashpoint, Environmental Protection Agency, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Hillwood Museum, Ratner Museum, Strathmore Mansion, Smithsonian Museum of American Art and the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress.

An advocate for composers, the Third Millennium Ensemble is proud to sponsor a composer-in-residence beginning in the 2011-2012 season. TME has also established partnerships with the American Composers Forum and hosts an annual composition competition. The ensemble has held affiliations with the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington, American Music Center and GLBT Arts Consortium.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can TME perform my music?
    In theory we accept scores on an ongoing basis, but unfortunately we are not able to review many of them due to time and cataloging constraints. By far the best way to ensure that your music is seen, is to submit your work to our annual Composers’ Competition. We regret that we have to charge for submission, but we are glad that we can “give back” to composers through performances, recordings and prize money.
  • Who was Cheryl A. Spector?
    Cheryl was an activist in the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) community. She was someone who touched many in the metro Washington, DC area as an prominent activist, and even more so, as a close friend and supporter of TME.