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 35 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.


Individual Membership Benefits

Your individual membership dues ($50) connect you to the year-round resources of ICO.

Benefits include:
  • ICO E-Newsletter Subscription
  • Reduced rates at ICO conferences and events
  • Access to the members-only area of the ICO website including Job Seeker level access to the Career Center
  • Access to the Directory of Members

Organizational Membership Benefits

Dues Determined by Budget Size:
  • $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
Benefits include:
  • ICO E-Newsletter Subscription
  • Reduced rates at ICO conferences and events
  • Access to the members-only area of the ICO website
  • Ability to post vacancy announcements for administrative and conducting positions for free in our online Career Center
  • Eligibility for the Annual Awards
  • Access to all ICO programs and services (Awards, Conductor Mentoring, Conferences, Consultants, MusicShare, Program Notes, etc.)
  • Inclusion in the Directory of Members