Why join ICO?

The Illinois Council of Orchestras is an active, supportive community of managers, conductors, musicians, educators, and volunteers joined by a shared passion for classical and orchestral music. For over 45 years the Illinois Council of Orchestras has been the premier service organization dedicated to serving the needs and influencing the success of orchestras in Illinois. We invite you to join our network and reap the rewards of membership.


Membership Benefits Include:

  • ICO E-Newsletter Subscription
  • Reduced rates at ICO conferences and events
  • Access to the members-only services such as consulting opportunities, Member Forums and the Conductor Mentoring program
  • Ability to advertise job vacancy announcements for free on our website
  • Eligibility for the Annual Awards
  • Access to all ICO programs and services (Awards, Conductor Mentoring, Conferences, Consultants, MusicShare, Program Notes, etc.)
  • Inclusion in and access to the Directory of Members


Annual Membership Dues:

Dues Determined by Budget Size:

  • $50 for indevidual memberships
  • $50 for orchestras with budget size under $100,000
  • $75 for orchestras with budgets $100,000 - $499,999
  • $150 for orchestras with budgets $500,000 - $999,999
  • $200 for orchestras with budgets over $1,000,000