Conductor Resources

The International Conductors Guild is proud to offer the following resources as member benefits to ICG members. To access member-only benefits, please log into our membership services website:

The flagship of Guild publications, the Journal of the International Conductors Guild is recognized as an invaluable tool for the serious conductor. Appearing semi-annually, the Journal publishes scholarly articles by prominent conductors and musicologists, current reviews of new books of interest to conductors, transcripts of selected sessions from Guild conferences and seminars, reprints of outstanding articles relating to the history and craft of conducting, and list of errata in the scores and parts of standard orchestral and choral masterworks.  Membership is required for access to this publication.

The Guild’s Online Conducting Opportunities Information lists current vacancies and news of study opportunities, competitions, and workshops in orchestra, opera, chorus, music theater, wind ensemble and band. Full descriptions of the positions, details about candidate qualifications and application information are provided. The most complete publication of its kind for conductors, Conducting Opportunities lists vacancies from around the country, as well as international workshops and competitions.

GuildList is the official internet mailing list exclusively for use by members of the International Conductors Guild and select invited guests. Discussions focus on conducting and include score study, publications, jobs, technical issues, repertoire, and more. Subscribers interact via email or a simple web interface.

The International Conductors Guild Mentorship Program is one of the Guild’s most important organizational assets. The Mentoring Committee has been created as a confidential resource for conductors to consult with experienced colleagues to receive advice and guidance in their musical careers. The committee is composed of conductors who have a wealth of experience, on and off the podium, with professional and academic ensembles throughout the world.

Much has been written about the art of conducting. Conductors Guild member Jonathan Green has compiled a invaluable Conducting Bibliography of resources relating to the profession. This comprehensive list is divided into the following categories: conducting treatises and textbooks, choral conducting, orchestral history and practice, band history and practice, general performance practice, repertoire guides (for both orchestra and choir), instruments and orchestration, conducting by repertoire, and other catalogues and discographies.