Student and Young Conductor membership

A range of options available for under 28s

We understand how important it is to support young, upcoming conductors, so we have adapted our membership structure to offer them a financial boost.

Under 25?

Anyone aged 25 or under can join as a student member of abcd for an annual subscription of only £12. All you need to do to claim your £12 membership is to give your date of birth when joining. If you are 25 or under, click here to fill out the membership form.

Under 28?

There are still discounts, with a Young Conductor subscription of just 50% of the full rate payable right up until you turn 28. If you are 26 or 27, click here to join online at the discounted rate (choose 'student' from the drop-down menu and we will ask you for your date of birth separately).

For more information, contact our Membership Secretary, Carol Bowns, via email or on 01298 213577.

Our membership runs from 1st May - 30th April, so membership discounts are calculated using age at 1st May of that year.

The small print

Young Conductor membership
  • If you are 25 or under when you join, you get membership at £12 until you turn 25
  • Once you turn 25, you pay 50% of the full sub until you are 28 (ie until the end of the membership year in which your 28th birthday falls)
  • Thereafter, or if you are 28 or over when you join, you pay the full rate.
  • Our membership year runs from 1st May-30th April, so if you join aged 25 and under between May and March, your £12 membership runs until the end of that membership year. If you join in April, your membership lasts until the end of the following membership year, gaining an extra months' membership.
  • If you join aged 26 or 27 you pay 50% of the individual rate until you become 28. The full rate is payable when you are 28 on 1 May, so if your birthday falls before 1 May you will pay the reduced rate for that membership year.