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.


DMICS 2022 Season

DMICS' third season will feature an expanded program featuring more composers, more exciting performers, and more ways to witness the creative process firsthand. 

Student Composition Program

After a great success in 2021, DMICS 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. Our application is now open!



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.