Educational Programs

In addition to performers, Hub New Music is a group of passionate educators dedicated to creating comprehensive residency programs for students of many disciplines. Please see below for a list of the ensemble’s  educational programs. Hub New Music is happy to customize a residency to best fit with any curriculum.

Chamber Music Coachings and Masterclass

Each member of HNM is a versatile performer, working in a variety of contexts and genres. HNM offers both public chamber music masterclasses as well as private coachings for student ensembles of all ages and levels.  

COMPOSITION WORKSHOP and commissioning seminar

This two part educational program is geared toward student composers. In the first part, Hub New Music workshops student pieces in a masterclass setting, offering feedback on topics such as orchestration for mixed quartet, use of extended techniques, and working with an ensemble. The second part is an in depth discussion on the commissioning process exploring topics as composer/performer relationships, making a commission agreement, and fundraising for a new piece.


HNM's members enjoy diverse backgrounds as performers, composers, curators, and entrepreneurs. Our lecture on 21st century musicianship gives students a look at running an arts organization touching upon the basics of marketing, development, management, outreach, and artistic planning. 

Demystifying Self-Management

Flutist, Michael Avitabile, uses his background in artist management & PR to discuss the business of booking concerts and tours. In this lecture, students will learn about different types of presenters, creating an effective pitch, building tours, designing concert programs, and crafting educational residencies.

Playing without pain (for violin/viola)

Violinist, Alyssa Wang, addresses the challenges violinists and violists face when it comes to playing without pain or injury. She tackles the issue by specifically addressing the mysteries of knowing which chin rest, shoulder rest, or shoulder pad to use on each individual. In this lecture, students will learn the fundamentals of violin/viola set-up, as well as tools they can use to return to a place of balance, flexibility, and stability. Students will also have the chance to work one-on-one with Alyssa to address their particular needs.

The First Rehearsal

Performers of new music face the challenge of tackling works that in many instances have been performed only a handful times or not at all. Hub’s cellist Jesse Christeson leads a talk on how to prepare for the first rehearsal of a new work with methods of score study, cueing parts, and rehearsal techniques.

Side by Side Performance

Hub New Music can perform several larger works alongside students, giving them an inside look at working with a professional contemporary music ensemble. Note these residencies require several days of preparation with students and are based on the repertoire selection.