QT: chapter about & blog

In January 1998, The Recording Academy launched its newest branch office in Washington, D.C., the city where Emile Berliner invented the gramophone. It quickly became the fastest growing branch in The Academy's history. Embracing the vibrant music communities of Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, the Chapter's membership continues to grow annually and is comprised of the area's prominent musical artists and industry professionals. Just two years after its opening, the branch quickly attained Chapter status during a special reception at the U.S. Capitol.

By increasing its membership base and providing valuable professional development opportunities, the Chapter continues to demonstrate its commitment to serve its musicians, music industry professionals and the artistic community at-large. Addressing the diverse needs of the local music community, the Chapter regularly presents member-specific networking opportunities, including In The Mix and the GRAMMY Awards Telecast Viewing Party — which provide an ideal platform to exchange ideas, music and conversation with other professionals. Acknowledged by The Washington Post as "putting D.C. on the musical map," the Chapter's professional education series Music Box: A Brown Bag Professional Development Series brings leading recording industry professionals to the area to speak one-on-one with Recording Academy members in a mentor-mentee capacity.


The Washington, D.C. Chapter strives to build a membership base that is reflective of its diverse music community and provide members with quality educational, networking and professional development opportunities in addition to member discounts.

For more information regarding the Washington, D.C. Chapter's programs or services, please contact the Chapter office at 202.662.1341, or via e-mail at washingtondc@grammy.com.

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John Simson
Wayne Bruce
Diane Blagman
Maurette Brown Clark
Kurosh Nasseri

Deborah Bond
Wayne Bruce
Bill Carpenter
Maurette Brown Clark
Priscilla Clarke
Robert Aubrey Davis
Sean Glover
Tom Goldfogle
William "Malachai" Johns
Lorenzo Johnson


Chelsey Green
Ric Peters

Nicolas Laget
Carolyn Malachi
James McKinney
Richard On
Elise Perry
Pete Reiniger
Lita Rosario
Carl "Kokayi" Walker
Crystal Waters
Janine Wilson


The Recording Academy
Washington, D.C. Chapter

211 E. Lombard Street
Suite #259
Baltimore, MD 21202
Ph: 202.662.1341