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Apply to Luna Lab

Luna Lab is proud to partner with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra for Luna Lab with LACO, which will provide mentorship and performance opportunities to young female-identifying composers from Southern California. The application deadline for winter/spring 2020 is Dec 1, 2019. Get details.

Watch the World Premieres of the 2019 Fellows' pieces at Merkin Hall.

The deadline for the 2019-20 year was September 23.
Applications for the 2020-21 year will be available in August 2020.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants should be from 8th grade through first year of college.
  • Applicants must be self-identified female, gender non-conforming or non-binary composers.
  • Composers who have already participated in Luna Lab are asked to wait a year before applying again.

For questions about eligibility, contact Alyssa Kayser-Hirsh, Operations and Development Manager, at

If travel costs to New York City pose a financial challenge, please still apply. While we cannot guarantee that we will cover all travel costs, funding is available to help facilitate Fellows’ attendance at the premiere of their work. Requests will be considered on the basis of need and available funding.

"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