Luna Composition Lab is proud to announce the 2022-23 Fellows and our upcoming season! After a competitive application process, six aspiring female, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming composers have been selected. The six fellows range in age from 14 to 17 and hail from California, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Oregon. They are Hannah Chen, Lucy Chen, Lili Masoudi, Gabrielle Smith, Elaina Stuppler, and Isabelle Tseng. Honorable Mentions were awarded to Sophia Kunxu Dou, Adah Kaplan, Phineas Lee, Chuyi Luo, and Mingfei Shuai.
This year we are delighted to have three new mentors joining us. Welcome to Sarah Hennies, Nina Shekhar, and Wang Lu, who join inti figgis-vizueta, Veronika Krausas, and Dawn Norfleet who are returning for their second year of mentorship.
We are delighted to be working with the International Contemporary Ensemble as our 2022–23 Ensemble in Residence. Members of the International Contemporary Ensemble will work with our fellows throughout the year as they workshop their new pieces before they are premiered and recorded in New York City in June 2023.
Throughout the 2022-23 season Luna Composition Lab fellows will participate in virtual masterclasses with bassoonist Monica Ellis and French horn player Kevin Newton of Imani Winds; composer Reena Esmail; and Kronos Quartet. These classes are also open to Honorable Mentions, applicants, and the broader community as auditors. If you are interested in auditing a class please contact us.