Open to all Northeastern students, the Contemporary Music Ensemble is devoted to the performance of works from the contemporary classical repertoire, particular those utilizing electronics. The ensemble has access to a variety of instruments, electronic sound generators, processors, samplers, and alternative controllers. It is open to acoustic, electronic, and electroacoustic instrumentalists interested in performing new and experimental music. Rehearsals are once per week, and a concert is given at the end of each semester.

Admission into the ensemble is by audition only, with auditions held in the first week of each semester. To audition successfully, a candidate must display an ability to read music, an interest in new music, and a desire to commit to the ensemble. The Contemporary Music Ensemble fulfills the ensemblerequirement for music majors.