Luna Composition Lab

In 2016 Ellen Reid and Missy Mazzoli co-founded Luna Composition Lab, a mentorship program directed at young self-identified female and gender non-conforming composers, in partnership with Face The Music at the Kaufman Music Center.

Awarded in Musical America’s 2016 “The MA 30 Professionals of the Year:The Innovators”


Watch 2016 Luna Composition Lab Fellows perform on WQXR

Trio by Violet Barnum (Jonah Murphy, flute; Boubacar Diallo, cello; Vasudevan Panicker, piano):


Nighttime Skyscrapers by Michelle David (Michelle David, piano):


Hallucination by Sofia Belimova (Maya Fortune, violin; Sofia Belimova, piano):



View the Luna Composition Lab Website


WQXR: Luna Lab's Inaugural Year Highlights Music of Young Female Composers KUSC: Paving the Way for a Future of Female Composers NY1: Despite Hearing Loss, Teen Composer Celebrates an Upcoming Performance