About the Chapter

Emile Berliner invented the first gramophone in our nation’s capital and paved the way for the recorded music industry and the GRAMMY Awards. The Washington, D.C. Chapter of The Recording Academy engages the wide ranging music communities in Maryland, Virginia and the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Working with varied genres including rock, Latin, hip hop, R&B, go-go, folk, classical and jazz, the D.C. Chapter is a vital connection and touchstone for music makers throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

On the right you will see our upcoming events. Please take a few minutes and explore not only what the Washington D.C. Chapter is doing, but what all the Chapters have to offer in the way of professional development and opportunities for our members.

2017-18 ELECTED LEADERS

Officers

President
Carl 'Kokayi' Walker

Vice-President
Von Vargas

Secretary
Ferddy Calderon

Trustees
Tracy Hamlin​
James McKinney

Governors
Aderonke "DJ Soupamodel" Ariyo
Kia Bennett
Deborah Bond
Wayne Bruce
Priscilla Clarke
Tarik “KONSHENS THE MC” Davis
Angie Gates
Chelsey Green
Jake Grotticelli
Nicolas Laget
Mark Meadows
Kurosh Nasseri
Pete Novak
Elise Perry
Andres Salguero
Tonya Sharpe
Michelle Shellers
Art Sherrod
Maimouna Youssef
Billy Zero

 

Advisors
Anshia Crooms
Abby O’Neill

 

Events

More events are being planned. Check back soon for announcements.

Chapter Information

President - Carl 'Kokayi' Walker

Contact Information

The Recording Academy
Washington, D.C. Chapter
211 E. Lombard Street
Suite #259
Baltimore, MD 21202
Ph: 202.662.1341
washingtondc@grammy.com

Sponsors