The 2021 International Conductors Guild

Virtual Conference

Website is now OPEN!

All are encouraged to join us -
ICG Membership is NOT REQUIRED!

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Saturday, March 13, 2021 -

ThinkTank Series 2 - 

Learning from the Past - Learning for the Future

(Be sure to HOLD THE DATES for
Saturday & Sunday, May 8-9, 2021 for
our 3rd ThinkTank Series)!

After you register, you will receive an email confirmation!
Additional Conference details for Saturday, March 13 
will be sent following registration.  Be sure to check out
the March 13 Schedule.


Series 2:

Learning from the Past, Learning for the Future

In our second installment of the ThinkTank Series, the ICG offers conductors a
space for reflection, conversation, and ideation. Saturday's first session,
with Dr. Rufus Jones, Jr., and Dr. Aaron Flagg, will
lead a conversation about the extraordinary
talent, courage, and determination of Charles Dean Dixon, 
and the racism he faced in orchestras across the United States. 
Dr. Rufus Jones, Jr. will share context from his powerhouse book:

Dean Dixon: Negro at Home, Maestro Abroad
(African American Cultural Theory and Heritage)

Dr. Aaron Flagg is Secretary of the Board & Chair, Equity,
Diversity, and Inclusion, League 
of American Orchestras, and 
Chair & Associate Director, Jazz Studies, The Juilliard School.

In preparation for Saturday's Session I, we suggest you read the two articles
shared by our amazing speakers!

Dean Dixon: Negro at Home, Maestro Abroad
(African American Cultural Theory and Heritage) 
Introduction - by Dr. Rufus Jones, Jr.

Our second session is led by Dr. Michael Mauskapf, Assistant
Professor of Management at Columbia University's Business School. 
Professor Mauskapf holds doctorates in both musicology and business, and
will lead an interactive session about transforming your orchestra
into a hub for innovation through entrepreneurship
guided by the Business Model Canvas. 
Dr. Mauskapf has included some pre-conference homework for our delegates:
BMC Template
The Business Model Canvas Case

Both presenters will join us directly following Session 2 for our
"Conductor Connections",
where conference attendees will have the opportunity to interact with each other
and connect directly with our presenters.
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(202) 643-4791
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