The Del Mar International Composers Symposium (DMICS) exists to encourage the sharing of new musical ideas between composers, performers, and the community, and to present the best new concert music from around the world in the City of Del Mar.

Student Composition Program

Now in its fifth year, the DMICS Student Composition Program will again welcome a select group of talented composition students to work alongside our Composition Faculty and Fellows and to write for our performing artists.

Past Performances

Within these archives, you will find an array of video recordings from past symposiums, each embodying a distinct year in the evolution DMICS. Whether you wish to relive an unforgettable performance or experience the magic of DMICS for the first time, prepare to be transported through the harmony of sight and sound.


Wild and Ferocious Plants

  • Jordan Kuspa 2023

The Pride Suite, Red: Apps Tango

  • Konstantin Soukhovetski 2023

What If We're Beautiful, mvt. I

  • Daniel Thomas Davis 2023

Sonata Amabile, mvt. III

  • Texu Kim 2023

Harvesting the Inner Garden

  • Michael Remson 2023

Coruxa en Carbayu

  • Joseph Sowa 2023

A Long Trip

  • Jordan Kuspa 2022

The Conqueror Worm

  • Jordan Kuspa 2021


Founded by composer Jordan Kuspa and operating as a sponsored program of the Del Mar Foundation, DMICS is quickly becoming a world-class destination for composers and performers to develop and share new music with the public and with each other.

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