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DNMC's inaugural conference, New Music DC, took place on September 15 and 16, 2018, on the campus of Georgetown University. We are currently planning the 2019 event—watch this page for more info this year!

At New Music DC in 2018, we heard from experts in music entrepreneurship, marketing, and new music criticism, weighed in on commissioning compositions, explored the joys and challenges of running a new music organization, and networked with our colleagues! Two Saturday concerts featured works from DNMC’s summer calls-for-scores, and a “Spotlight” concert comprised chamber music by District5 Wind Quintet, and soloists from the Boulanger Initiative performing the works of women composers.

New Music DC 2018: a rundown

Saturday, September 15 (9 am–10 pm)

  • Group Performance: On the expressive potential of suboptimal speakers (Ryan Carter)
    Bring Your Smartphone!

  • "New Music Entrepreneurship" Panel

  • "New Music and the Media" Panel

  • Composer-Performer Speed Dating
    Bring scores, business cards, and downloaded audio samples on your phone/tablet/laptop!

  • Call-for-Scores Concert #1

  • "Founding and Leading a New Music Organization" Panel

  • "ROI: Digital Branding Essentials for Musicians" Workshop

  • "Commissioning New Works" Panel

  • Call-for-Scores Concert #2

Sunday, September 16 (2 pm–4pm)

New Music DC 2018 was sponsored in partnership with the Music Program of Georgetown University,
with concert recordings sponsored by
Arts Laureate.