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The New Music Ensemble at Towson University presents concerts of new music with an emphasis on music created within three decades of each concert season. Since the Ensemble is associated with the Music Composition program at Towson University, it complements these activities by sponsoring master classes and lectures given by featured composers and performers, and symposia related to the work of the Ensemble as well as offering continual opportunities for student composers to hear and record their music. 

The New Music Ensemble is a professional ensemble associated with the College of Fine Arts and Communication at Towson University. The Ensemble typically employs a core of members comprised of free lance performers and members of Towson University's music faculty.  Since the Ensemble does not have a fixed collection of performers, the Ensemble can present concerts of music with widely varying forces.  Typical concerts will employ between 1-12 performers including instrumentalists, vocalists, computer and electronic musicians, and media technicians.

The Ensemble welcomes composers to send scores and recordings of works to be considered for programming.  Typically, programming is determined at least one year in advance.  As the Endowed Fund grows, the Ensemble plans to make commissions and published recordings. Interested composers should submit scores and recordings for any combination of instruments and/or voices up to 12 performers.  Works involving electronic media are also welcome.  Submissions should include one copy of each score, a resume, and works list.  Recordings are optional.  Due to our limited staffing, all submitted materials will become property of the New Music Ensemble archives.  Please address materials to:

William Kleinsasser, Director
New Music Ensemble
Towson University
8000 York Road
Baltimore, MD 21252

For more information regarding NME events or regarding our open call for scores please contact 
William Kleinsasser, NME Director through email at