DMMC ANNOUNCES A NEW PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES FOR MUSICIANS AT 2017 DMMC FESTIVALS
Previously a full-day conference, in 2017 the Des Moines Music Coalition (DMMC) is launching the redesigned Music University (MU) Series to incorporate new and diverse ways to engage local musicians in professional development opportunities. Participants benefit from engaging with national and local industry professionals who provide tips and insight into the business to help local musicians build a successful music career in the Midwest.
This innovative 2017 MU Series offers a hands-on MU Workshop at GDP Music Festival (April 29), a summer MU Discussion with a nationally touring artist at 80/35 (July 8), and a fall MU Panel at Little BIG Fest (November 3) all led by musicians and industry experts from across the country actively working in the music business. Tied to popular DMMC festivals, the MU Series serves local and regional artists and introduces area musicians to ideas and topics relevant to the regional and national music industry. Each component of the MU Series is designed to help local artists identify their goals and provide an opportunity for the artistic and professional growth of all participants.
MU WORKSHOP: TURN IT UP TO 11!
GDP Music Festival
Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 2:00-3:30pm
4th Street Theatre (216 4th St)
Featured speaker: Eric Quiner (Camp Euforia, Eufórquestra)
MU DISCUSSION: FROM THE GARAGE TO THE STAGE
80/35 Music Festival
Saturday, July 8, 2017 | 4:00-5:00pm
Ritual Cafe (1301 Locust St, Suite D)
Featured speakers: Kerry Alexander of Bad Bad Hats + ZULUZULUU
FREE and open to the public
MU PANEL: THE HISTORY OF IOWA ROOTS MUSIC PT. II
Little BIG Fest
Friday, November 3, 2017 | 6:00-9:00pm
State Historical Building of Iowa (600 E Locust St)
Featured speaker: TBA!
Registration for the LBF MU Panel on November 3 will open August 22:
The MU Panel registration fee is included with the LBF All-Access Festival Pass or can be purchased separately for $5.
ABOUT MUSIC UNIVERSITY
MU is organized by the nonprofit Des Moines Music Coalition (DMMC). Learn more about the DMMC at desmoinesmc.com. MU is made possible with the support of Trudy Hurd, Greater Des Moines Partnership, Bravo, Iowa Arts Council, and local business partners.