Membership Requirements and Fees
Membership in the Conductors Guild is open to any conductor, student, institution, library or individual interested in supporting the art and profession of conducting. Student membership is available to those actively pursuing a degree in conducting.
How to Become a Member
Those interested in joining The Conductors Guild are invited to join online or complete and print the following Membership Application Form and mail it with a check (US funds) for the appropriate dues to:
719 Twinridge Ln.
Richmond, VA 23235
Membership in the Conductors Guild is open to any conductor, student, institution, library or individual interested in supporting the art and profession of conducting. Student membership is available to those actively pursuing a degree in conducting. Members of the Conductors Guild enjoy the following benefits:
- Subscription to the Guild’s publications: Journal of the Conductors Guild, Podium Notes, Conductor Opportunities Bulletin.
- Full access to the Guild’s Mentoring program.
- Full access to all Guild Activities, including the Annual Conference, and application for participation in Conductor Training Workshops.
- Special member-only discounts on conducting texts, vidoes, and other related material through the Guild Store and our Membership Partners program.
- Free Associate Membership with Fractured Atlas.
- A link to their individual, organization, or business website on our Links page.
- Networking, with a network of over 1,600 conductors in the US and more than 30 other countries.
Free Professional Membership in Fractured Atlas
Through the Open Arts Network, a collaborative partnership has been formed between Fractured Atlas and Conductors Guild. As a result, we are pleased to offer you this free Professional Membership.
Professional Member Services
As an Associate Member of Fractured Atlas you have access to a limited, but vast selection of our services:
Through multiple highly-rated carriers, we are pleased to offer our members quick, clear, and painless access to highquality, low-cost liability, property, and casualty coverage for craft artists, dancers & dance companies, film & media makers, independent contractors/technicians, musicians & music groups, public artists, radio & TV producers, teaching artists, theatre companies & producers, visual artists, museums & galleries, and more.
Understanding it and getting insured is a critical challenge for many in the arts community. Fractured Atlas works to provide guidance on navigating the best options available.
Fractured U. presents online courses developed by industry professionals that can help with fundraising, marketing, budgeting, producing strategies, and other D.I.Y. aspects of the arts and creative industries.
Calendar of Events
Members can post news and event listings to our online, national Calendar of Events.
Special Offers & Discounts
Our discounts to both businesses and arts organizations have been specifically negotiated for our members.
15% Discount Off Of First Year’s Annual Fee for The Venture Platform
Designed especially for arts organisations and artists, The Venture Platform is the leading provider of integrated web and e-mail marketing solutions. With unmatched support alongside supreme quality and value, we’re opening up a whole new world for the way arts orgs and artists improve marketing performance and build durable relationships with their community.
Venture offers a completely managed and hosted solution. You don’t have to install any software and you’ll always have direct access to create and edit every aspect of your site’s design, layout, and content. Moreover, our single-source solution means your website will function perfectly on all major desktop browsers and mobile devices so there’s no need to shell out additional resources to design a mobile version of your site.
Power & ease of use, supreme quality & value, bleeding edge technical standards, plus incredible support. And that’s just the beginning!
25% Discount on videos from Kulture International Films
Kultur brings you the world’s greatest performing arts and cultural programming on DVD and Blu-ray. Select from over one thousand titles featuring the legends of opera, ballet and classical music. We also offer the largest collection of art, literature, and history programs, as seen on Public Television, The Discovery Channel, The History Channel, and many other networks.
For over 30 years, Kultur has been the leading source of world-class performing arts titles, committed to preserving the legacy of great performers for future generations to appreciate and enjoy. Programs include historic performances by legends Luciano Pavarotti, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Placido Domingo, Leonard Bernstein, Rudolf Nureyev, Margot Fonteyn and many others.
Discount on Instant Encore PRO
InstantEncore provides a powerful system for artists to manage their online content and share it with their fans. From news and event listings to streaming music and video, thousands of artists and organizations have used InstantEncore to give their audiences fantastic content. Now, InstantEncore offers two streamlined services to help conductors to connect and engage more fully with their fans.
InstantEncore FREE – a fast, easy and affordable tool allowing performing conductors to build their own professional websites without hiring a webmaster or knowing how to code. With IE FREE, you can also connect your content with your social media accounts.
InstantEncore PRO – a multi-platform package allowing artists to engage mobile audiences with their own mobile website, iPhone app, AND Android app. InstantEncore offers a discount on the PRO service to Conductors Guild members.
1. Go to the website and sign up for a free partner account.
2. In the dashboard, click “Upgrade to Pro.”
3. Choose the artist tier and click “Continue.”
4. Enter “conductor” in the discount code section and click “Apply.”
5. Begin your exploration by selecting “Manage Website” or “Manage Mobile.”
$10 Discount on personal membership in the League of American Orchestras
The League of American Orchestras leads, supports, and champions America’s orchestras and the vitality of the music they perform. Its diverse membership of approximately 850 orchestras across North America runs the gamut from world-renowned symphonies to community groups, from summer festivals to student and youth ensembles. The only national organization dedicated solely to the orchestral experience, the League is a nexus of knowledge and innovation, advocacy, and leadership advancement for managers, musicians, volunteers, and boards. Its conferences and events, award-winning Symphony magazine, website, and other publications inform music lovers around the world about orchestral activity and developments. Founded in 1942 and chartered by Congress in 1962, the League links a national network of thousands of instrumentalists, conductors, managers and administrators, board members, volunteers, and business partners.
Free Acoustic Advice
Diagnostic evaluations of your performance/rehearsal rooms are available to all Guild Members from CG Board Member Christopher Blair.
Principal Consultant/Senior Scientist/Tuning Conductor at AKUSTIKS, Blair is responsible for the room acoustics design of some of the most highly regarded new performance venues in the world, including Sala Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo Brazil), Schermerhorn Symphony Center (Nashville Tennessee), Teatro Mayor (Bogota, Colombia), and Teatro Bicentenario (Leon, Mexico).
$250 Discount on Guest Artist Fees at Heartland Concert Artists
Heartland Concert Artists provides exceptional guest artists to symphony orchestras, performing arts series and special event clients. Their classical, jazz and pop artists have performed throughout the United States and around the world. President Rich Frevert has over 30 years of experience in the music business as agent, symphony manager, and non-profit administrator. Heartland Concert Artists is happy to offer $250 off of any guest artist fee to Conductors Guild members and their organizations. You may visit their website at www.heartlandconcertartists.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Heartland-Concert-Artists/337604864370.