How to Apply

We are only accepting online applications this year. You will still be able to pay the application fee online or mail it in, but the application will not be processed until the application fee is received.

Application Checklist

Required documents:
Application - online
Application fee - online - credit cards only
- by mail - checks only
Audition Video - See special information below
Additional documents if available - Written recommendation
- Bios, resumes, press reviews and photographs

Applications will be reviewed and processed beginning January 17, 2022.
Applications received after that will be considered on a rolling, space-available basis.

Application Fees


Application fees can be paid online through Paypal with a credit card. You may also pay by check payable to ICWF. No foreign checks. Bank transfers are possible, but an additional $45 fee will apply. Application is not considered complete without application fee payment.

Audition Video Information

Video uploaded online with a link provided is the preferred method of distribution.

The audition video or selection of videoclips should be an accurate representation of your conducting. Ideally, it should include at least three selections of contrasting styles. Each selection should be no longer than five minutes and may be as short as thirty seconds. Please order the selections with the strongest selection first. Selections do not need to start at the beginning of a piece or movement.

It is not mandatory that the applicant conduct a full orchestra - two pianos or string quintet with piano is acceptable. The audition video should be recorded so we see the front of the conductor, ideally from an angle and not straight on.

Clearly title your audition clips with your name, contact information and repertoire selections with the length for each selection.