Five-week Virtual Composition Lab

(Sep 24 - Oct 29, 2023)

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

Composition lectures and seminars.

Selected composers will have the chance to receive a live, New York City premiere of their work

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.

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.

Sep 24 - Oct 29, 2023


Join us for CubeLab

Applications now open

Mara Gibson, Guest Composer

Professional Development Workshops with BKT Education

Composers and performers will take part in 4 sessions covering elements of composition and professional development. Ranging from lectures to workshops, these sessions will focus on orchestration, notation, improvisation, publishing, self-presentation, audience engagement, & collaboration in the arts. Sessions will be hosted by Hypercube member Erin Rogers and special guests, including composer Mara Gibson and arts consultants Jennifer Chu and Lucie Vágnerová of BKT Education, providing CubeLab participants with tools to navigate careers in the field of contemporary music. The program will culminate in the performances and recordings of new works.

Space is limited and applications are reviewed as they are received. First come first served.

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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 Composition and Professional Development sessions may do so for a fee of $180.

Limited scholarships are available.

Discounted rates for CubeLab alumni.


Sep 15 - Applications DUE

Sep 24  - Intro session + Instrumental Q&A

Oct 1 - Professional development session 1 + Orchestration (90 mins each)

Oct 8 - Early draft of piece DUE

Oct 10-12 - Individually scheduled composition lessons 

Oct 15 - Professional development session 2 + Improvisation/Notation (90 mins each)

Oct 20 - Final draft of piece DUE

Oct 25-28 - Individually scheduled composer rehearsals with Hypercube

Nov 11-12 - Premiere concerts (online) + Parting session