The 2022 Summit will be our fifth annual conference. DCMS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a proud history of accelerating the careers of independent musicians, with a focus on women, communities of color, and other underrepresented groups. Since 2016, DCMS has served hundreds of individuals each year at its Summit, bringing together musicians, industry professionals, and influencers to advance the D.C. creative scene.
When is the Summit?
The Summit will be held in person with some hybrid components October 14–16, 2022..
Where is the Summit?
The 2022 Summit will be at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C., located at 3500 R. St. NW, Washington, DC 20007
Where do I register?
Register here through August 15, 2022 for the early-bird rate.
How do I lead a session?
Individuals interested in securing a spot as a presenter or panelist are invited to submit a proposal here by August 15, 2022. Session tracks include: community development, youth development, business management, marketing, wellness, professional development, and thriving through COVID-19. All submissions will be reviewed by a selection committee. Proposal Submissions form here: https://forms.gle/wEbWxJYF9trAkLdd6
How can I perform?
Established artists are invited to apply to perform at the 2022 Summit by August 15th See full eligibility requirements here. Summit performers and presenters obtain access to a diverse community of industry professionals and fellow artists, positioning them to gain new supporters. Performance request form here: https://forms.gle/UH2bgSWJXgy6Veyp8
Event sponsors to date for the 2022 Summit include Duke Ellington School of the Arts, D.C., DC Strings, Chuck Levins, Machine Room Studio, Alchemical Records, Vetrepreneur Visions,LLC . Individuals and organizations interested in partnering with DCMS should contact email@example.com.
How can I vend?
Thank you for your interest in the 2022 DC Music Summit October 14–16th! We are looking for vendors who align with the DCMS's mission and community and will support the success of the Summit. Please submit a vendor request here.
We are currently fundraising for our 2022 Summit and Nonprofit Operations! Our annual full-day Summit event is an exchange hub of education, inspiration, solutions in support of the health and growth of the DC Music industry. You can donate online here!