Session I
Saturday, January 9, 2021


*Please note:  The International Conductors Guild reserves the right to change/modify session times and presenters.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 2021 - All times are Eastern Standard Time.


11:00 am -


Opening Session


 Dr. Julius P. Williams, President
                                                                      International Conductors Guild

11:15 am - 

Session 1                                     

Emerging Tech Solutions for a Post-COVID Performing Space 
Leaders in concert broadcasting, outdoor performances and new digital performance venues meet to discuss emerging technologies and how conductors may use these technologies to adapt and augment their performances during and after COVID.

Ryan Black - Recording and Mixing Engineer, AV Project Manager; faculty, Columbia College Chicago
Clyde Scott - Director of Video Production, New World Symphony
Christopher Blair - Principal, Akustiks - responsible for Geffen Hall renovation at Lincoln Center, and ICG President-Elect
Scott Deal - Co-Owner and Founder, Deck10 Media


12:30 pm -

Lunch Break


1:00 pm -

Session 2

Practical Programming and Virtual Concert Production during COVID 
Conductors from university, community and larger orchestras will discuss the different challenges they have faced due to COVID and the solutions they have implemented to keep their orchestras open and their seasons moving forward.  This will be followed up by an open-guided discussion so other perspectives and solutions can be found and discussed. 

Thomas Heuser - Idaho Falls Symphony, San Juan Symphony
Raul Munguia - Pittsburg State University, Southeast Kansas Symphony
Anna Edwards - Seattle Collaborative Orchestra, Saratoga Orchestra
Thomas Kociela - Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra, Parkway Concert Orchestra
Julie Desbordes - Arizona State University, Philharmonia Director

2:30 pm - 


Postlude:  Conductor Connections
Connect with conductors from all over the world! Take this opportunity to say hello to friends or to find and make new friendships in the conducting community. 

2:30 pm - 

Session 3

*** POSTPONED ***  

Conductor as Entrepreneur - Part I - The Fundamentals of Business

3:30 pm



Special thanks to our 2021 ICG Virtual Conference Sponsors!