The Conductors Guild is the only music service organization devoted exclusively to the advancement of the art of conducting and to serving the artistic and professional needs of conductors. It is a diversified organization offering membership to over 1,600 conductors and institutions from the United States and more than forty countries involved with instrumental and/or vocal music, including symphony and chamber orchestra, opera, ballet/dance, chorus, music theater, wind ensemble and band.
The Conductors Guild offers conductors mentoring opportunities, job listings, an annual conference, training workshops, meetings as well as extensive reference materials such as the Journal of the Conductors Guild and Podium Notes. In addition, resources, such as the Guild Store, Conductor Contracts, Conducting Bibliography, and Preparing a Videotape are available for its members.
Providing this extensive and diverse list of services requires more financial support than what dues can generate. Consequently, the Conductors Guild, as a 501 C 3, not-for-profit corporation, accepts donations to cover the difference between expenses and income.Support the Conductors Guild, make a donation today!
Methods of Supporting the Conductors Guild
Support for the Conductors Guild can take a variety of forms:
- Cash contributions, including Annual Campaign, individual and corporate donations
- Donor Advised Funds
1. Cash contributions, including annual campaign and matching donations
Donations made to the Annual Campaign are used to support the general operation of the Conductors Guild. There are six levels of financial support:
Sponsoring events such as the Conference or Conductor Training Workshops: These include supporting specific projects offered by the Conductors Guild (e. g. American Airlines is the official airline of the Conductors Guild Conference, BMI and ASCAP offer promotional support for our Conference). The cost for sponsorship ranges from $1,000 (e.g. luncheon, New Music Session) to $5,000 (e.g. the Conductors Guild Annual Conference), depending on what is being sponsored.
3. Donor Advised Funds
Only the interest of the donation is used for specific purposes defined by the donor; this guarantees that the supported activity will continue year to year. In addition, it allows the donors’ name(s) to be connected with this sponsorship into perpetuity. Donor Advised Funds are usually given the name of the donor (e.g. the Sandy Dackow Scholarship Fund), have a well-defined purpose (e.g. to support scholarships for conducting study at one of the Conductors Guild sponsored Workshops for conductors over the age of 50) and are limited to a minimum amount before being operational (e.g. $10,000 to be fulfilled at $2,000/year for 5 years and which, after one year following maturity, produces 5% interest resulting in a scholarship of $500 per year).
Making your contribution
The simplest method of contributing is by visiting our online store. If you would rather contact us by mail, phone, or fax, please see the next section below.
Alternate methods for submitting information
If you would rather not send confidential information via the secure server, feel free to offer a contribution using one of the following methods. For mail and fax, print this Contribution Form (in PDF format) and send it to us or simply give us a call.
- MAIL – Conductors Guild / 719 Twinridge Ln. / Richmond, VA 23235
- FAX – (804) 553-1876
- PHONE – (804) 553-1378
NOTE: Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent the law allows.
Donors will be listed in Conductors Guild publications. In addition, complimentary Annual Conference registration fees are offered to contributions of $1,000 or more.