Professional Development Workshops with BKT Education

Hypercube is teaming up with arts consultants Jennifer Chu and Lucie Vágnerová of BKT Education to provide CubeLab participants with tools to navigate careers in the field of contemporary music. Composers and performers will take part in four professional development workshops on self-presentation, audience engagement, and seeking funding & collaboration in the arts. These workshops are a chance to connect, network, and learn how to contextualize your work so people can connect to it. The program will culminate in presentations and performances of new works.


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Connect with fellow composers, ask composition questions to the individual members of Hypercube, access the full calendar of events on the CubeLab forum

Statement on Equity and Inclusion

Hypercube presents affordable concerts of adventurous chamber music and seeks to create an inclusive and welcoming space for collaborators and audiences. We champion the work of living composers and commit to devoting at least 50% of our concert programming to the music of BIPOC, LGBTQIAP+, and woman-identifying composers. Additionally, Hypercube’s arts education programming serves early career composers and performers with the goal of honing their musical skills and deepening their understanding of the professional practices and cultural value of contemporary classical music. In the often exclusionary space that is contemporary classical music, Hypercube values radical inclusion. We welcome engagement with our programs by individuals of all ages, economic means, ethnicities, genders, physical ability, races, sexual orientations and any other element of identity. We are committed to providing opportunities for musicians from non-academic backgrounds and underrepresented communities through scholarships, diverse programming, affordable concerts, and performances in rural communities.

Five-week Virtual Composition Lab

(Sep 24-Oct 30, 2022)

 - Collaborate with Hypercube to create a new piece (duo or quartet)

- Hypercube will premiere your work in a concert of video-premieres, live streamed to the public

- Composers will receive professional audio and video recordings of their work

- Private composition lesson with composers Erin Rogers or Jay Sorce

- Orchestration workshops with Hypercube members on their instruments

- Composers will give a presentation about their work

- Composers will have the chance to receive a live, in-person performance of their work in New York City

Land Acknowledgement

Hypercube is based in Queens, New York, part of the original territory of the Lenni-Lenape, called “Lenapehoking.” The Lenape were violently displaced by European settler colonialists over the course of 400 years. The Lenape diaspora remains connected with this land and are its rightful stewards. Hypercube honors the many diverse indigenous peoples still connected to this land. During the colonial era and early federal period, many were removed west and north, but some also remain among the continuing historical tribal communities of the region: The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation; the Ramapough Lenape Nation; and the Powhatan Renape Nation, The Nanticoke of Millsboro Delaware, and the Lenape of Cheswold Delaware.


Guitar, Saxophone (SATB), Piano/Accordion, Percussion


Tuition for the entire CubeLab program ranges from $700 to 975 depending on the ensemble size for your piece (2 or 4 parts) 

Composers and performers who would like to attend only the 4 Professional Development sessions may do so for a fee of $180

Scholarships are available

Discounted rates for CubeLab alumni


Group Events on Sep 25, Oct 2, 9, 16, 29 and 30
Sep 16 - applications DUE
Sep 25  - intro session + instrumental Q&A + opening concert (online)

Oct 2 - PD session 1: Self-Presentation
Oct 4-7 - individually scheduled composition lessons
Oct 9 - PD session 2: Audience Engagement
Oct 16 - PD session 3: Making an Ask
Oct 19 - pieces DUE
Oct 21-23 - individually scheduled composer rehearsals with Hypercube
Oct 23 - PD session 4: Networking Salon

Oct 29-30 - premiere concerts (online) + parting session
Nov 1 - final concert (in-person) Mise-en Place, Brooklyn

Application Deadline: Sept 16, 2022

Sep 24-Oct 30, 2022

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Space is limited.
 Questions? email