Applications for Luna Lab Fellowships and Adventures in Sound courses are open each year in late summer/early fall. For eligibility requirements, important dates, tuition, and financial aid information see below.

To apply to the Luna Lab Fellowship you will need to include at least one completed musical work. We prefer a notated score and recording, but will also accept a recording of a purely electronic work, or a video of a performance. You can also, in addition to this completed work, send a proposal for a work you would like to write or are imagining (this is optional). To apply to Adventures in Sound courses, you will need to answer a few written statements.

The 2023-2024 Luna Composition Lab Program Application is available here:

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  • Applicants should be age 13-18 (priority is given to students who have not attended college)
  • Applicants must be female, nonbinary, or gender-nonconforming composers
  • If you have received a Luna Lab Fellowship you are not eligible to apply again
  • If you have participated in Adventures in Sound, you are welcome to take the course again or apply to the Fellowship program
  • For questions about eligibility, write to

2023–2024 DATES

  • August 15: Application Opens
  • September 15: Application Closes
  • September 26: Applicants Notified

Luna Lab Fellowship will run from October 1 through June 30. Lesson times are coordinated individually between selected fellows and mentors. The end of year festival will take place in early June.

Adventures in Sound: Composers’ Toolkit will run on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 – 8:30 PM (Eastern) from October 3 through December 19. The class will not be held on December 12.

Adventures in Sound: Exploring Inspiration will run on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 – 8:30 PM (Eastern) from January 23 through April 16. The class will not be held on February 20 or April 9.

2023–2024 TUITION

  • Luna Lab Fellowship: $800
  • Adventures in Sound: Composers’ Toolkit: $240
  • Adventures in Sound: Exploring Inspiration: $240


Scholarships are available for students who demonstrate financial need. 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.