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Music Business Workshop

Performance Information

Mars Arts D.C. hosts a workshop for local musicians and industry professionals to advance skills around promoting themselves and their clients to a wide range of organizations, venues, and potential employers.

Topics include:
• Maintaining an effective digital footprint
• How to cultivate long-term relationships with presenters
• Contracts
• Working with educational institutions
• And more!

The workshop is led by Tara Villanueva (Arts Integration Program Manager, Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School) and Nicholas A. Brown (Director of Special Productions & Initiatives, Washington Performing Arts), who are both active as performers in addition to their roles as arts leaders.

Free, registration required 

Petworth Library
4200 Kansas Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20011

About Mars Arts D.C.
Mars Arts D.C. is a creative platform for Washington Performing Arts and the D.C. community to celebrate and empower local artists through performances, unique educational programs, and interdisciplinary grassroots collaborations that showcase the diversity and vitality of our city. D.C. has always been an incubator for powerful artistic voices with worldwide resonance, from Duke Ellington and Todd Duncan to Shirley Horn and Chuck Brown. Reflective of our founder Patrick Hayes’ motto, “Everybody in, nobody out,” Mars Arts D.C. amplifies the role of local artists throughout Washington Performing Arts’ productions, educational opportunities, and special events. Mars Arts D.C. also curates educational workshops, master classes, and student performances that connect local students with distinguished performers, in conjunction with our signature education programs, such as the Capital Arts Partnership, Embassy Adoption Program, and Gospel Choirs. Mars Arts D.C. is anchored by residencies for leading artists and ensembles, curated performances across all eight wards, and artistic happenings that reflect what it means to call D.C. home.


Presented by Mars Arts D.C., a partnership of Mars, Incorporated and Washington Performing Arts, with generous support from Jacqueline Badger Mars.