Music University


MU 2015 is proud to present a keynote and performance by Andrew W.K., a rock and roll workshop with legendary rock critics Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis of Sound Opinions fame, and more.

See the full schedule of programming and learn more about MU 2015 speakers at


The Music University (MU) Conference and Showcase is a gathering of independent musicians and music industry luminaries in the Midwest. Sharing of ideas, experience, art, and resources provides an opportunity for artistic and professional growth to all participants.

The goal of MU is to help independent musicians identify their goals and to inspire and enable them to succeed while working and living in the Midwest. Workshops, panels and shows facilitate the development of new relationships and ideas between creators and those working to promote them.

MU is organized by the nonprofit Des Moines Music Coalition (DMMC). In addition to the Conference and Showcase, the Des Moines Music Coalition organizes additional 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.