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Who Can Apply

Self-identified female, non-binary, and gender non-conforming young composers from 8th grade through college first years are invited to apply. Composers who have already participated in Luna Lab are asked to wait a year before applying again.

How to Apply

Application deadline for the 2018-19 school year: Wed, Oct 24, 2018.
Applications will be reviewed on Thu, Oct 25.
Accepted Fellows will be notified by Oct 29, 2018.

  1. Register for the Face the Music Call for Scores program either by calling 212 501 3360, or completing this registration form. Please send completed registration forms to There is a $40 registration fee.  If selected, there is a $600 tuition fee. (Full and partial scholarships are available to qualified students.)
  2. Submit a score by Oct 24 (and a recording if one is available, MIDI is acceptable) of one original composition via email to Accepted fellows will be notified by Oct 29, 2018.
    Questions? Email Alyssa Kayser-Hirsh, Luna Lab Operations and Development  Manager, at

What It Costs

Luna Composition Lab members pay and participate in the same way as other Face the Music Composer-Performers.

    $40 Registration Fee
    $600 Performance Program Tuition
    = $640 total

To apply for Financial Aid, call the Registrar's Office at 212 501 3364 or 212 501 3360

Luna Lab recognizes that we live in a society characterized by a complex web of inequities – racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, and ableism among them. All of these forms of discrimination are intolerable and we acknowledge the many ways they contribute to inequality. Luna Lab has determined that we must focus our efforts to heighten our effectiveness and therefore our current priority is providing an opportunity for applicants who self-identify as female, non-binary or gender non-conforming. (Thank you, Grantmakers In the Arts.)

"We cannot live in a world that is not our own, in a world that is interpreted for us by others. An interpreted world is not a home. Part of the terror is to take back our own listening, to use our own voice, to see our own light."    - Hildegard von Bingen, 10th century composer & philosopher