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Conductors Guild The International Conductors Guild is the only international nonprofit organization dedicated to the art and profession of music conducting.

The Conductors Guild is the only international nonprofit organization dedicated to the art and profession of music conducting.

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Maestro Fabio Luisi is joining us from Amsterdam this afternoon!!  Don’t miss this fantastic session on our ICG Virtual ...
05/09/2021
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Maestro Fabio Luisi is joining us from Amsterdam this afternoon!!

Don’t miss this fantastic session on our ICG Virtual Conference! Going on, NOW!!

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Who are we and what we do - The International Conductors Guild is a membership and service organization for symphony, band, wind ensemble, ballet, chorus, and opera conductors. We have been in business as a 501c3 not for profit organization for 35 years and have provided resources, academic journal....

ICG Virtual ConferenceInnovation for Change in PhiladelphiaLeading institutions in the Philadelphia area are making grea...
05/07/2021

ICG Virtual Conference
Innovation for Change in Philadelphia

Leading institutions in the Philadelphia area are making great gains to bring about innovation that leads to change.

Register for this FREE event at
https://www.conductorsguild.org/icg-2021-virtual-conference

ICG Virtual Conference
Innovation for Change in Philadelphia

Leading institutions in the Philadelphia area are making great gains to bring about innovation that leads to change.

Register for this FREE event at
https://www.conductorsguild.org/icg-2021-virtual-conference

ICG Virtual Conference 2021Conductor IncubatorThe ICG's new program for all conductors as they research and develop brav...
05/07/2021

ICG Virtual Conference 2021
Conductor Incubator

The ICG's new program for all conductors as they research and develop brave, new, and sometimes unconventional ideas in the performing arts. ICG Board members, Dr. Lucas Richman and
Dr. Robert Whalen present this fantastic new program preview.

Register for this FREE event at
https://www.conductorsguild.org/icg-2021-virtual-conference

ICG Virtual Conference 2021
Conductor Incubator

The ICG's new program for all conductors as they research and develop brave, new, and sometimes unconventional ideas in the performing arts. ICG Board members, Dr. Lucas Richman and
Dr. Robert Whalen present this fantastic new program preview.

Register for this FREE event at
https://www.conductorsguild.org/icg-2021-virtual-conference

ICG Virtual ConferenceConducting OperaSunday begins with a conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Askren, Founder and Artistic ...
05/06/2021

ICG Virtual Conference
Conducting Opera

Sunday begins with a conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Askren, Founder and Artistic Director of TOA – Transylvanian Opera Academy, Romania’s first opera studio, and Conductor-in-residence at the Romanian National Academy of Music “Gheorghe Dima”, Elizabeth is also an alumna and Faculty Ambassador for the Dallas Opera’s Hart Institute for Women Conductors.

Register for this FREE event at
https://www.conductorsguild.org/icg-2021-virtual-conference

ICG Virtual Conference
Conducting Opera

Sunday begins with a conversation with Dr. Elizabeth Askren, Founder and Artistic Director of TOA – Transylvanian Opera Academy, Romania’s first opera studio, and Conductor-in-residence at the Romanian National Academy of Music “Gheorghe Dima”, Elizabeth is also an alumna and Faculty Ambassador for the Dallas Opera’s Hart Institute for Women Conductors.

Register for this FREE event at
https://www.conductorsguild.org/icg-2021-virtual-conference

ICG Virtual ConferenceInside the Composer's Studio with August Read ThomasAugusta Read Thomas lets us into her private w...
05/06/2021

ICG Virtual Conference
Inside the Composer's Studio with August Read Thomas

Augusta Read Thomas lets us into her private world of composing and shares the amazing work being done at the Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition!

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https://www.conductorsguild.org/icg-2021-virtual-conference

ICG Virtual Conference
Inside the Composer's Studio with August Read Thomas

Augusta Read Thomas lets us into her private world of composing and shares the amazing work being done at the Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition!

Register for this FREE event at
https://www.conductorsguild.org/icg-2021-virtual-conference

ICG Virtual Conference 2021International Conductors GuildBoard of Directors Women ConductorsJoin us for a lively and ins...
05/06/2021

ICG Virtual Conference 2021
International Conductors Guild
Board of Directors Women Conductors

Join us for a lively and inspiring discussion focusing on leadership, entrepreneurship, and all things related to women conductors and their careers. Bring your thoughts and ideas to share with your colleagues as the ICG begins new plans for a focused women conductors program!

Register FREE at
https://www.conductorsguild.org/icg-2021-virtual-conference

ICG Virtual Conference 2021
International Conductors Guild
Board of Directors Women Conductors

Join us for a lively and inspiring discussion focusing on leadership, entrepreneurship, and all things related to women conductors and their careers. Bring your thoughts and ideas to share with your colleagues as the ICG begins new plans for a focused women conductors program!

Register FREE at
https://www.conductorsguild.org/icg-2021-virtual-conference

The work of Assistant Conductors is often shrouded in mystery!  What do they do? Join Dr. Wilbur Lin, Assistant Conducto...
05/06/2021

The work of Assistant Conductors is often shrouded in mystery! What do they do? Join Dr. Wilbur Lin, Assistant Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and ICG Board Member, as he talks with some of today's busiest conductors - the Assistants!

Register for the FREE conference below!

https://www.conductorsguild.org/icg-2021-virtual-conference

The work of Assistant Conductors is often shrouded in mystery! What do they do? Join Dr. Wilbur Lin, Assistant Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and ICG Board Member, as he talks with some of today's busiest conductors - the Assistants!

Register for the FREE conference below!

https://www.conductorsguild.org/icg-2021-virtual-conference

ICG Virtual Conference Pathway to Performance - Conductor James RoseMay 8, 2021 11:45AM ESTDr. Robert Whalen and Dr. Jul...
05/05/2021

ICG Virtual Conference
Pathway to Performance - Conductor James Rose
May 8, 2021 11:45AM EST

Dr. Robert Whalen and Dr. Julie Sorensen are joined by British Conductor James Rose for a conversation about his journey to the podium. He is now founding conductor of BSO Resound;
the world’s first disabled-led ensemble embedded in a mainstream orchestra run by Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO). This included partnership work with National Open Youth Orchestra. Equally, James is also the first conductor globally who conducts using a baton attached to his glasses.

ICG Virtual Conference
Pathway to Performance - Conductor James Rose
May 8, 2021 11:45AM EST

Dr. Robert Whalen and Dr. Julie Sorensen are joined by British Conductor James Rose for a conversation about his journey to the podium. He is now founding conductor of BSO Resound;
the world’s first disabled-led ensemble embedded in a mainstream orchestra run by Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO). This included partnership work with National Open Youth Orchestra. Equally, James is also the first conductor globally who conducts using a baton attached to his glasses.

The International Conductors Guild Board of Directors and Members mourn the passing of former ICG Board Member,  Dr. Leo...
04/14/2021

The International Conductors Guild Board of Directors and Members mourn the passing of former ICG Board Member, Dr. Leonard J. A. Atherton. Our sincere condolences to his wife and family.

Obituary: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestarpress/obituary.aspx?n=leonard-j-a-atherton&pid=198239299&fhid=14563

The International Conductors Guild Board of Directors and Members mourn the passing of former ICG Board Member, Dr. Leonard J. A. Atherton. Our sincere condolences to his wife and family.

Obituary: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestarpress/obituary.aspx?n=leonard-j-a-atherton&pid=198239299&fhid=14563

Congratulations to International Conductors Guild Member, James Blachly, and his Experiential Orchestra (NY), for their ...
03/17/2021

Congratulations to International Conductors Guild Member, James Blachly, and his Experiential Orchestra (NY), for their 2021 Grammy Award! - Best Classical Solo Vocal Album category for his orchestra’s recording of Dame Ethel Smyth’s “The Prison.” First premiered with Blachly's Johnstown (PA) Symphony Orchestra in April 2018, the Experiential Orchestra later recorded the piece in New York before releasing it on U.K.-based Chandos Records. According to the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, it topped four other hopefuls, including a performance of Farinelli by 17-time Grammy nominee and five-time winner Cecilia Bartoli.

Congratulations to International Conductors Guild Member, James Blachly, and his Experiential Orchestra (NY), for their 2021 Grammy Award! - Best Classical Solo Vocal Album category for his orchestra’s recording of Dame Ethel Smyth’s “The Prison.” First premiered with Blachly's Johnstown (PA) Symphony Orchestra in April 2018, the Experiential Orchestra later recorded the piece in New York before releasing it on U.K.-based Chandos Records. According to the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, it topped four other hopefuls, including a performance of Farinelli by 17-time Grammy nominee and five-time winner Cecilia Bartoli.

The second session is about to start. Join us FREE at https://icg.deck10.media/Up Next: Developing New Ventures in the A...
03/13/2021

The second session is about to start. Join us FREE at https://icg.deck10.media/

Up Next: Developing New Ventures in the Arts

In this session, we will introduce attendees to a series of frameworks adapted from the world of business. These tools are designed to help you identify, evaluate, and develop new ideas, and will empower you to lead your organization into the 21st- century.

With Dr. Michael Mauskapf, Assistant Professor of Management, Columbia Business School

The second session is about to start. Join us FREE at https://icg.deck10.media/

Up Next: Developing New Ventures in the Arts

In this session, we will introduce attendees to a series of frameworks adapted from the world of business. These tools are designed to help you identify, evaluate, and develop new ideas, and will empower you to lead your organization into the 21st- century.

With Dr. Michael Mauskapf, Assistant Professor of Management, Columbia Business School

Conductors from around the  globe are hearing amazing stories about the first Black conductor who conducted the New York...
03/13/2021
International Conductors Guild Virtual Conference

Conductors from around the globe are hearing amazing stories about the first Black conductor who conducted the New York Philharmonic, who had an unbelievable career in Europe, but was not asked to conduct much in the US - Dean Dixon.

Thanks to Dr Aaron Flagg and Dr Rufus Jones, Jr who are telling Dean Dixon’s story.

Join us for this afternoon’s session - Conductors as Entrepreneurs by Dr. Michael Mauskapf from Columbia University! Starting at 1:00 pm

Then, Conductor’s Connection starting around 2:00 pm!

Join us! Membership is not required!

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Here we go! You can still join us for FREE by going to this link: https://icg.deck10.media/First up: Conducting history:...
03/13/2021

Here we go! You can still join us for FREE by going to this link: https://icg.deck10.media/

First up: Conducting history: Learning from our past and the story of Charles Dean Dixon

In this session, author and conductor, Dr. Rufus Jones, Jr., and Dr. Aaron Flagg, Secretary of the Board & Chair, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, League of American Orchestras, and Chair & Associate Director, Jazz Studies, The Juilliard School, will discuss the life and career of Maestro Dean Dixon and the realities Dixon faced in his professional career as an African American conductor in the mid 1900’s. Through the framework of the Dean Dixon story, we will examine the past in order to create a better future.

Here we go! You can still join us for FREE by going to this link: https://icg.deck10.media/

First up: Conducting history: Learning from our past and the story of Charles Dean Dixon

In this session, author and conductor, Dr. Rufus Jones, Jr., and Dr. Aaron Flagg, Secretary of the Board & Chair, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, League of American Orchestras, and Chair & Associate Director, Jazz Studies, The Juilliard School, will discuss the life and career of Maestro Dean Dixon and the realities Dixon faced in his professional career as an African American conductor in the mid 1900’s. Through the framework of the Dean Dixon story, we will examine the past in order to create a better future.

The first session of the March Conference is getting near! Log into https://icg.deck10.media to participate in our sessi...
03/13/2021

The first session of the March Conference is getting near! Log into https://icg.deck10.media to participate in our session Conducting history: Learning from our past and the story of Charles Dean Dixon with Dr. Rufus Jones, Jr., and Dr. Aaron Flagg!

The first session of the March Conference is getting near! Log into https://icg.deck10.media to participate in our session Conducting history: Learning from our past and the story of Charles Dean Dixon with Dr. Rufus Jones, Jr., and Dr. Aaron Flagg!

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