Luna Composition Lab is always looking to build relationships with mission-aligned organizations across the country and throughout the world.

Current collaborators include:

Bergen International Festival and the BIT20 Ensemble

In May 2022 Luna Composition Lab initiated its first international partnership with the Bergen International Festival in Norway. Zola Saadi-Klein (2020–21), Maya Miro Johnson (2017–18) and KiMani Bridges (2019–20) and two young female and nonbinary Norwegian composers (Sara Sørbye and Tore Holter) traveled to Bergen with Luna Lab co-founder and Bergen Festival composer-in-residence Missy Mazzoli. These composers participated in a week of masterclasses, concerts, dinners, field trips  and workshops with Mazzoli, Norwegian composer mentor Therese Ulvo and other artists-in-residence. This partnership will continue at the 2023 Bergen International Festival.

Composers Now

The Composers Now Second Stage Commissioning and Mentor Project selects three recipients from among alumni of the Luna Lab Fellowship program. These young composers receive mentorship and performance opportunities.

G. Schirmer, Inc.

Each year G. Schirmer, Inc awards The Schirmer Prize to one Luna Composition Lab Fellow. As part of this prize the recipient receives a $1,000 honorarium and additional mentorship on music publishing from staff at G. Schirmer.

Hub New Music

Boston-based chamber ensemble Hub New Music has selected Sage Shurman (2019–20) as their Tenth Anniversary Fellow. As part of this opportunity she receives mentorship and a commissioned work, which will be premiered in February 2023.

International Contemporary Ensemble

International Contemporary Ensemble is the 2022–23 Ensemble in Residence. Throughout the year they workshop pieces by Luna Lab Fellows and perform and record them at a spring concert. They also do reading sessions of student works for Adventures in Sound.

International Contemporary Ensemble (logo)


Intersection commissioned all 2020–21 alumni to write a piece for their LISTEN project, featuring new solo works performed by Intersection musicians and composed by female and nonbinary composers.

Kronos Quartet

Kronos Quartet gave their first master class during the 2022 festival, and will be returning again during the 2022–23 season.

Little Orchestra Society

Little Orchestra Society performed Yuri Lee (2018–19)’s “Blustery Day” as part of their March 2022 performances, which also featured an on-stage discussion with the composer. Jordan Millar (2020–21) was featured on their October 2022 performance, and Devon Lee (2021–22) was featured on their February 2023 performance.


New York-based new music chamber group loadbang has commissioned Elisa Johnson (2021–22) to write a piece for their 2022–23 season. Caleb Palka (2017–18) was previously commissioned for the ensemble as well.

The May Festival

The May Festival has commissioned works by 25 alumni of the fellowship program for their project 25 for 25: A New Time for Choral Music. This project honors the May Festival’s storied history of commissioning new works and celebrates their 150th Anniversary Season. The new choral works by Luna Lab alumni will be premiered by choral ensembles across Greater Cincinnati in 2023.

Previous collaborators have included:

  • Classical:Next

  • Contemporaenous

  • Face the Music

  • Oregon Symphony

  • Johnny Gandelsman

  • Knoxville Symphony Orchestra

  • Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

  • Nashville Symphony

  • National Sawdust

  • The Juilliard School Pre-College

  • The Metropolitan Opera

  • Mannes Prep at The New School’s Open Campus

  • Manhattan School of Music Pre-College

  • New Amsterdam Records

  • New York Public Library

  • Opera Omaha

  • Special Music School

  • yMusic