Our Mission and Vision:

Mission: The Del Mar International Composers Symposium 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.

Vision: To be a world-class destination for composers to share new music with the public and with each other.

Our Organizational Structure/Steering Committee:

For the 2021 season, the Del Mar International Composers Symposium will operate under the fiscal sponsorship of the

Del Mar Foundation. Our goal is eventually to incorporate as an independent 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation. Our steering committee currently includes the following members:

Jordan Kuspa, Director

    Doctor of Musical Arts, Yale School of Music; composer, cellist, and conductor;

    Executive and Development Associate, Choral Arts Initiative


Drew Cady

    Former General Manager, San Diego Symphony; Director of Artistic         

    Operations, Mainly Mozart; and General Manager, La Jolla Music Society


Mark Delin

    Former Assistant City Manager, Del Mar; Current Assistant City Manager,     

    Encinitas; Board Member, North Coast Symphony Orchestra


Tasha Koontz

    Music Director, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Del Mar;

    Acclaimed soprano, appearances with San Diego Opera and La Jolla Symphony


Our team is comprised of individuals who possess a range of expertise in music, administration, and non-profit leadership. All are intimately familiar with the Del Mar community, and will help to ensure that our program is both well-managed and receptive to the needs of our participants and audience.