The inaugural season of the Del Mar International Composers Symposium featured exciting new music, some of the finest performers based in the San Diego area, and the opportunity to interact with emerging composers from around the world.


First Season Overview:

  • DMICS was held August 5-11, 2019, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Del Mar.

  • Six emerging composers presented their works and ideas as part of the festival.

  • The Hausmann Quartet served as Ensemble-in-Residence, thanks to a generous grant from the Del Mar Foundation.

  • DMICS presented five public events over the course of the week: two lecture/discussion sessions, two open rehearsals, and one concert.

  • Rehearsals and the final concert were recorded for the benefit of the participant composers.

  • Composers stayed with host families in the community, and their travel to San Diego was provided by the festival.