HubLab is a K-12 focused outreach program that uses graphic and other forms of non-traditional music notation to create original compositions with students. During a HubLab residency, members of HNM and students develop musical “cells” represented by graphic symbols which become the building blocks for their own compositions. Students with any level of musical background can participate, underscoring the core message behind HubLab that anyone can compose music. Working in groups, students also learn valuable team-building skills as they construct pieces together. At the conclusion of the residency, Hub New Music performs the original compositions in performance alongside works from its touring repertoire.

The launch of HubLab was sponsored by the Celebrity Series of Boston Neighborhood Arts Program in the 2019/20 season.