advancing the art and profession of conducting - 

 “This will be our reply to violence:
to make music more intensely,
more beautifully,
more devotedly than ever before.”

                           - Leonard Bernstein


 The International Conductors Guild is devoted to the advancement of the art of conducting,
and to serving the artistic and professional needs of conductors.

We are a diverse community of orchestra, opera, band, choral, film-score,
and ballet conductors, of all ages, genders, and nationalities,
with more than 2,000 US and International members

Our Work - 

              • we mentor,
              • we assist in job searches,
              • we gather for an annual conference,
              • we hold training workshops,
              • we meet with the leading music-makers of today,
              • we educate through reference and resource materials,
              • we research and write through Journal of the Conductors Guild,
              • we collaborate, we perform, we create.  

Most importantly, we provide support to conductors. 

Our work is not possible without your financial support.

The International Conductors Guild is a 501c(3) nonprofit requiring donations
from members and friends so we may do our work.


Please donate today to support the unique
work of the International Conductors Guild

Cash contributions are accepted via credit cards, or checks


‡Donate in honor, or memory, of someone -
          a past teacher, current teacher, a conductor who inspires you.

‡Donate toward a CG program such as our Symposia, national conference,
ournal of the Conductors Guild. 

‡Donate to assist young conductors, or out-of-work conductors,
                    with travel assistance to conducting workshops. 

Or, specify your donation for the Annual General Operating Campaign
which provides funds for our operating expenses
- phone, software, supplies, accounting, staff, etc.

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  • You may also support the International Conductors Guild through a Corporate Matching Gift
    if your company participates with nonprofits.

  • Donate Sponsorships funds for workshops, symposia, conference, conductor chats.

  • Provide *Donor Advised Funds - we will be happy to speak with you to arrange this.

*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 Gustav Meier Scholarship Fund), have a well-defined purpose (e.g. to support scholarships for conducting study at one of the International 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).


Planned Giving
What is a planned gift?  Planned gifts, or planned giving, are gifts that require planning either now, or in the future. The most common planned gift is the simple charitable bequest, or a gift in a donor’s will. Life insurance policies are also common planned gifts. Benefit from these types of gifts comes later for the charity, but planned giving are frequently some of the larger gifts charities receive. While a gift in a will is the most common type of planned gift, not all planned gifts are deferred.

Here are some examples of planned gifts that result in current,
rather than deferred, giving:

• Gifts of appreciated stock or property: A gift of this type can help the donor
to avoid capital gains tax 
and result in a charitable gift deduction.
Consult your tax counselor for advice.

• Gifts from a Donor Advised Fund: If you have a donor advised fund,
please consider designating the Conductors Guild for a grant.

• Gifts from an IRA Rollover: This allows our older individuals to be able
to donate money from their IRA accounts.

Year-end is a good time to consider certain types of planned giving.
For example, many people who own stocks re-balance their portfolios 
toward the end of the year. While people tend to draft or update a will based on life events (i.e.: marriage, birth of child [or] grandchild, illness), some will choose to write or update a will toward the end of the year. As you make these long term financial decisions please consider giving to the charities that you supportregularly.

If you would like more information, or to discuss your options 
for giving to the International Conductors Guild,
please call Jan Wilson, Executive Director, at: (202) 643-4791.

We are also grateful to receive checks via the US Mail service, at the address indicated below. Please complete our DONATION FORM and include it with your check to "International Conductors Guild". 

Conductors Guild Donation Form (in PDF format) print a copy, and mail it, along with your check,
to the International Conductors Guild at the address listed below.

US MAIL – Conductors Guild / 15 E. Market Street, #22 / Leesburg, VA 20178
Questions? – [email protected]  (202) 643-4791


NOTE: Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. 
Check with your tax preparer or accountant.
Donors will be listed in International Conductors Guild publications,
unless requested otherwise.
Please accept our sincere thanks!