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MU 2016 is proud to present a keynote and performance by Chicago Hip Hop Artist and Peace Activist FM Supreme, a keynote by “Music/City” author Jonathan R. Wynn, a social change and empowerment workshop with Tom Tom Magazine creator Mindy Abovitz, and more!


See the full schedule of programming and learn more about MU 2016 speakers at


The Music University (MU) Conference and Showcase connects local musicians with music industry experts to jumpstart new relationships and ideas. National and local industry professionals offer tips and insight into the business to help musicians build a successful music career in the Midwest. Workshops, panels, and concerts help local artists identify their goals and provides and opportunity for artistic and professional growth to all participants.


MU is organized by the nonprofit Des Moines Music Coalition (DMMC). In addition to the Conference and Showcase, the Des Moines Music Coalition organizes MU events throughout the year, which are listed on the MU Calendar. Learn more about the DMMC at


MU is made possible with the support of David & Trudy Hurd, Greater Des Moines PartnershipBravoIowa Arts Council, and local business partners.