2014-15 Music Special Events


Friday and Saturday, September 12 and 13, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Georgetown Entertainment and Media Alliance (GEMA) in conjunction with Georgetown University Department of Performing Arts

GEMA ROCKS VI, the sixth Alumni/Student Concert featuring a phenomenal collection of Georgetown University Music and Comedic Talent spanning six decades is coming in September!  Performers will include Michael Zakarin (C ’05, MBA ’13) of The Bravery; International Trance/Dance artist Jeza, aka Jessica Bennett (C ‘09); Kiran Ghandi (C’11), percussionist for award winning British-Sri Lankan recording artist M.I.A.; Michael Pearsall (B ’06) and Evan Field (C ’98) of the critically acclaimed band Honor by August (Last Chance); Teddy Zambetti (C ’80) (Sirius XM In-House Composer/Producer and Co-Founder GU’s Cabaret); Johnny Zambetti (B ’09) (Guitarist/Songwriter of Terraplane Sun & guitarist from top-selling artist Schwayze); and The Georgetown Improv Association.  A Special Tribute to Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Bill Danoff (I ’68) (“Take Me Home Country Roads,” “Afternoon Delight”) where he will receive the very first GEMA Lifetime Achievement Award for his many contributions to GU, GEMA and the music industry.

$30 GENERAL | $20 YOUNG ALUMNI (classes of 2010-2014) | $10 STUDENT



The 14th Future of Music Summit

Monday and Tuesday, October 27 and 28, 2014

The Music Program at Georgetown University is proud to co-host, once again, the Future of Music Policy Summit. Music never stops evolving, and the music industry is no different. Understanding the driving forces behind that change is more important now than ever. For 13 years, the Future of Music Policy Summit has brought together the creators and the curators, the developers and the debaters, the managers and the muses. The Summit is widely respected as a place where all perspectives can be heard in constructive dialogue, cutting through industry hype and overheated rhetoric to focus in on the real challenges and opportunities in today’s music space.

The 2014 Future of Music Policy Summit will tackle issues ranging from federal policy that impacts creators, access to media and technology, emerging business models, alternative arts funding structures and what’s coming next. Join us in the city where policy happens for two jam-packed days of discussion that go beyond the typical conference fare to highlight the experiences of musicians, composers, entrepreneurs, innovators, policy experts and more.

This year, the Music Program will be offering a brand new course on the music industry – MUSC 461, Music Industry Seminar. Built around the Summit, the course will give students a clear understanding of how the industry has changed over the last decade, prepare students for employment in the industry as it stands now, and give students the opportunity to think about the future of the industry in an entrepreneurial way. Topics range from media legislation, copyright enforcement and censorship to artist compensation in the digital age, social justice issues and the future of music journalism.

Lohrfink Auditorium in the Rafik B. Hariri Building on Georgetown’s main campus, Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center, and other metro DC locations.

Current student and Georgetown alumni discounts, as well as musicians scholarships, are available.