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Annual Professional Development Program
for Women Composers

Application period for 2024 Composers Hub
 November 15, 2023 - February 1, 2024

The Composers Hub Professional Development Program is an annual week-long intensive designed to provide extraordinary experiences to women composers in their growing professional careers, attracting applicants from around the world. A central component of the annual LunART Festival, Composers Hub is led by a world-class composer-in-residence, who serves as a mentor for our participants. This comprehensive program develops musicianship at the highest level within a nurturing and supportive environment. In order to provide personalized attention for each participant, no more than six composers will be chosen for the workshop. 



Women have been historically underrepresented in the field of composition, works by contemporary women composers continue to be an unfortunate scarcity on most classical concert programs. According to a study of the top 21 ensembles in the United States, Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy learned that performances of works by women will account for only 10.5% of what audiences will hear in their 2023-24 seasons. At LunART, 100% of our programming is dedicated to women artists. 


In a typical composition workshop, women are the vast minority, and Composers Hub provides a rare opportunity for ambitious women musicians to develop professionally and personally among others with shared experiences. We strive to close the gender gap by providing our composers with career tools to excel in the competitive world of music. 



  • Private lessons and masterclasses with an internationally acclaimed Composer-in-Residence

  • Business lectures on topics rarely addressed in a conservatory setting, such as marketing, grant writing and copyright law for artists

  • A well-rounded approach to career development and collaboration, catered toward the independent composer

  • Mentorship and fellowship with professional women representing a range of creative disciplines

  • Discussions addressing topics central and unique to women composers

  • Career-enhancing networking opportunities

  • Personalized attention and sessions tailored to your compositional interests and needs, within a selective cohort of six fellow composers

  • Performance of your composition at the festival alongside the finest contemporary works

  • Workshop with festival musicians and/or rehearsal with performers 

  • Professional audio and 4-camera angle video recording of the live performance of their composition

  • Admission to all festival events

Meet our Past Composers-in-Residence

What past participants say about the program!

Lauren Conklin

LunART Festival was an incredible experience and I can't say enough how grateful I am to have been a part of it! Everyone involved was a joy to be around and I am so glad to be able to carry the friendships and connections made there back out into the world. It was so inspiring to be surrounded by so much talent and to be able to learn from the other composers, musicians, and panelists throughout the week. I came home feeling energized and excited to write again!!

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