Now Hiring: Museum Guide

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Job title: Museum Guide

Part-time Museum Guide, responsible for augmenting and improving our museum visitor’s experience through descriptions that illuminate the collection and share the role of the Schubert Club as a cultural gem of our community. The Schubert Club Museum is one of only a few music-focused museums in the country, showcasing a diverse collection of historical instruments and replicas, and original autographed composer letters.

Requirements:
*Enjoy interacting and meeting with people from a variety of ages and backgrounds
*Able to speak comfortably before groups of people
*Able to work independently
*Able to accept supervision
*Able to be enthusiastic and flexible
*Honor time commitments for any scheduled assignments, including regular museum hours and special events or programs
*Provide great customer service by creatively solving problems and responding to visitor questions and concerns
*Capable of learning new material rapidly and willing to spend time and expend the effort necessary to study The Schubert ClubMuseum collection. Reading material includes The Schubert Club Museum Interpretive Plan.
*Extensive prior knowledge of music history and repertoire is not required but a prospective guide should have a working knowledge of music and a desire to learn
*Physically able to lead tours around the museum

To apply:  Send a cover letter and resume to Kate Cooper at kcooper@schubert.org

Theo-what? Shedding light on Theoroi, Schubert Club’s arts ambassador program

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I regularly find myself discussing and answering questions about our very unique young professionals program, Theoroi, with audience members, colleagues in the industry and even our own Board Members. Many people have heard a little about this group, and it has caught their intrigue, but don’t fully understand what the program is and how it fits into Schubert Club’s offerings. So because this is something I am asked about so frequently, I will dedicate this blog post to shedding some light on this complicated and unique program that we’re very proud of.

So, to start: Theoroi is a program that was started in 2011 in an effort to connect more young people to the Schubert Club in a meaningful way. The idea was to introduce new people to a wide variety of arts performances in an effort to give them the chance to sample all kinds of different art forms and pick and choose what they like. Of course, a good sampling of Schubert Club concerts are sprinkled in each season’s schedule with the hope that many of the young participants will come away with a devotion to our organization and our offerings.

Each ten-month season features six or more different events and offers a variety of genres including classical music, dance, jazz, world music, theater, and opera. As much as I’m able, I try to arrange some sort of extra enrichment opportunity for the group such as backstage tours or Q&A sessions with the artists or production staff. I also arrange some sort of social opportunity for each event to encourage the group to get to know each other well and form deep friendships.

We are able to accommodate between 20 to 30 individuals (all ages 21-39) each season. Each participant has to submit a written application stating their interest and making a commitment to participate for a 10 month season. The application period runs from June-August with the season spanning September-June. The cost to participate is highly subsidized by the Schubert Club, so to guarantee a solid commitment from each member and to be sure tickets that have been paid for aren’t going unused, in addition to the cost to participate, each member is also required to make a deposit that is refunded at the completion of the program.

If you remember, 2011 was when Twitter, Facebook and blogging were just becoming very mainstream, and there was a lot of excitement about implementing these tools into the audience experience at concerts. So to jump on board the social media bandwagon, we decided one of the core components of this group would be a requirement to use social media leading up to or after each event the group attended. Activating each user’s social media network would expand the reach of this program beyond just those participating to the hundreds and hundreds of people who are connected to each of the participants through social networks. The idea was that by asking the members to post about their experiences, they will show their peers, “Hey, look, the arts are cool. The arts are for young people. Look at all the great opportunities we have in the Twin Cities!”

The name Theoroi was chosen (despite being a very difficult word to pronounce) because much like the Theoroi of Ancient Greece, whose job it was to journey to festivals as ambassadors and announce and invite others to these celebrations, the members of Schubert Club’s Theoroi act as ambassadors of the arts by spreading the word about their cultural experiences through interactive social media outlets.

So here we are, nearing the completion of year six of the program, and I’d like to share a list of many of the successes of this program so far.

  • Out of about 115 total participants, over 40 have gone on to attend other Schubert Club performances; 14 have made financial contributions and six have gone on to become Board Members!
  • Word of mouth has caught on, and most new participants are a result of positive word of mouth from past or current members, and many people choose to participate for several years in a row (despite an increased cost for returning members).
  • The typical participant has no prior association with the Schubert Club and is a novice to many, if not most, of the different art forms featured in our season.
  • The varied season gives participants a wide variety of experiences which lets everyone come away learning what they like and dislike and hopefully exposing the group to many performances they might not have otherwise attended, fostering a well-rounded appreciation of the arts.
  • Not only are we aiding in the audience development efforts for Schubert Club specifically, but we are assisting audience development initiatives across the entire Twin Cities arts scene. In doing so, the Schubert Club has been recognized as a leader in the area of helping to grow Twin Cities’ audiences.
  • This program gives us the opportunity to form close ties with the audience development, ticketing, and marketing teams at other arts organizations and form collaborative relationships.
  • The last two years have quickly met capacity before the application deadline even passed.

For the sake of brevity, I won’t go into the list of challenges in this post, but I will say that that list is much, much shorter. It is encouraging to see so many young people having very positive experiences at so many of our events and going on to further their engagement with both the Schubert Club and many other Twin Cities arts organizations. I am grateful to the Schubert Club Board for viewing this program as a priority and giving me the opportunity to be involved in such an impactful program.

If you or someone you know is interested in getting involved, watch our website for the application process starting in June, or even better yet, shoot me an email and let me know you’re interested, and I’ll be sure to remind you when it’s time to apply!

Join us for a FREE concert featuring the Winners of the 2017 Scholarship Competition

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This special concert will feature many of the scholarship winners of the 2017 Bruce P. Carlson Student Scholarship Competition that took place in early March. Expect to be wowed by the incredible talent of these young artists. 

 

Schubert Club Musicians on the Rise (Competition Winners Recital) featuring winners of the Bruce P. Carlson Student Scholarship Competition
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 1pm, Ordway Concert Hall
Hosted by Schubert Club Composer-in-Residence, Abbie Betinis.
 

Announcing the Strings and Piano Finalists and Winners from the Schubert Club Competition

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FINALISTS, 2017 – March 11, 2017
St. Catherine University

Piano Level I (Grades 7-9)

Joseph Caswell, P119
Shoreview, MN
The Lighthouse School
Paul Wirth

Austin Cheng, P102
Maple Grove, MN
Wayzata High School
Alexander Braginsky

Sophie Vivienne Moore, P108
Minnetonka, MN
Minnetonka High School
Daniel Rieppel

Gideon Scheeler, P109
Saint Paul, MN
Christ’s Household of Faith
Oleg Levin

Kimberly Shen, P118
Arden Hills, MN
Mounds View High School
Alexander Braginsky

Emma Taggart, P103
Blaine, MN
St. Agnes High School
Reid Smith

Piano Level II (Grades 10-12)

Chen Chen, P218
Eden Prairie, MN
Edina High School
Denis Evstuhin

Collin Jinks, P211
Bayport, MN
Stillwater Area High School
Jo Ann Link

Liam Mayo, P214
Green Bay, WI
Home School
Anthony Padilla

Evren Ozel, P207
Minneapolis, MN
Walnut Hill School for the Arts
Wha Kyung Byun

Zhen Tu, P212
Eagan, MN
Eagan High School
Lydia Artymiw

Piano Level III (College Freshman – Age 23)

Gabrielle Claus, P329
Appleton, WI
Lawrence University
Michael Mizrahi

Milou de Meij, P332
Appleton, WI
Lawrence University
Anthony Padilla

Xiaoya Gao, P320
Appleton, WI
Lawrence University
Catherine Kautsky

Matthew Harikian, P308
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Lydia Artymiw

Ming Hu, P321
Appleton, WI
Lawrence University
Catherine Kautsky

Neil Krzeski, P324
Appleton, WI
Lawrence University
Michael Mizrahi

Kaitlin Lalmond, P317
Germantown, WI
University of Minnesota
Lydia Artymiw

Mingfei Li, P328
Appleton, WI
Lawrence University
Catherine Kautsky

Daniel Eras Saborio, P305
Saint Paul, MN
University of Minnesota
Alexander Braginsky

Piano Level IV (Age 24-28)

Alison Lee, P409
Saint Paul, MN
University of Minnesota
Lydia Artymiw

Fanya Lin, P401
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Lydia Artymiw

Lydia Michel, P411
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Lydia Artymiw

Minhee Park, P408
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Alexander Braginsky

 

Strings Level I (Grades 7-9)

Catherine Carson, S101 – Violin
Northfield, MN
Northfield High School
Sally O’Reilly

Maximus Gurath, S103 – Cello
Sioux Falls, SD
Edison Middle School
Anna Clift

Derek Hwang, S106 – Cello
Dakota Dunes, SD
North High School
Peter Howard

Katya Moeller, S110 – Violin
Coralville, IA
Northwest Junior High School
Northwest Jr High

James Thompson, S109 – Violin
Brainerd, MN
Forestview Middle School
Sally O’Reilly

Joyce Zhao, S108 – Violin
Edina, MN
Valley View Middle School
Sally O’Reilly

Strings Level II (Grades 10-12)

Maria Chirinos, S212 – Violin
Faribault, MN
Shattuck-St. Mary’s School
Sally O’Reilly

Robert Hwang, S216 – Violin
Dakota Dunes, SD
North High School
Kimberly Fisher

Christopher Kwon, S222 – Cello
Maple Grove, MN
Maple Grove Senior High School
Mina Fisher

Madeline Sheard, S211 – Cello
Maple Grove, MN
Maple Grove Senior High School
Mina Fisher

Imala Witherspoon, S214 – Violin
Minneapolis, MN
Main Street School of Performing Arts
Sally O’Reilly

Nygel Witherspoon, S219 – Cello
Minneapolis, MN
Connections Academy
David Holmes

Strings Level III (College Freshman – Age 23)

Melissa Deal, S311 – Violin
Bloomington, MN
Cleveland Institute of Music
William Preucil

Elena Denny, S309 – Cello
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Tanya Remenikova

Luther Warren, S310 – Violin
New Brighton, MN
New England Conservatory
Miriam Fried

Alastair Witherspoon, S312 – Violin
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Sally O’Reilly

Louisa Woodfull-Harris, S304 – Violin
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Sally O’Reilly

Strings Level IV – No Preliminary Round

2017 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS — March 12, 2017
St. Catherine University

PIANO

Piano Level I (Grades 7-9)

1st) Joseph Caswell, P105
Shoreview, MN
The Lighthouse School
Paul Wirth

2nd) Emma Taggart, P103
Blaine, MN
St. Agnes High School
Reid Smith

Honorable Mention) Austin Cheng, P102
Maple Grove, MN
Wayzata High School
Alexander Braginsky

Honorable Mention) Kimberly Shen, P104
Arden Hills, MN
Mounds View High School
Alexander Braginsky

Piano Level II (Grades 10-12)

1st) Liam Mayo, P203
Green Bay, WI
Home School
Anthony Padilla

2nd) Evren Ozel, P202
Minneapolis, MN
Walnut Hill School for the Arts
Wha Kyung Byun

Piano Level III (College Freshman – Age 23)

1st) Daniel Eras Saborio, P309
Saint Paul, MN
University of Minnesota
Alexander Braginsky

2nd) Matthew Harikian, P308
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Lydia Artymiw

Honorable Mention) Kaitlin Lalmond, P307
Germantown, WI
University of Minnesota
Lydia Artymiw

Honorable Mention) Ming Hu, P304
Appleton, WI
Lawrence University
Catherine Kautsky

Piano Level IV (Age 24-28)

1st) Fanya Lin, P403
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Lydia Artymiw

2nd) Alison Lee, P404
Saint Paul, MN
University of Minnesota
Lydia Artymiw

 

 

STRINGS
Strings Level I (Grades 7-9)

1st) Maximus Gurath, S102 – Cello
Sioux Falls, SD
Edison Middle School
Anna Clift

2nd) Catherine Carson, S101 – Violin
Northfield, MN
Northfield High School
Sally O’Reilly

Honorable Mention) Derek Hwang, S103 – Cello
Dakota Dunes, SD
North High School
Peter Howard

Strings Level II – (Grades 10-12)

1st) Madeline Sheard, S205 – Cello
Maple Grove, MN
Maple Grove Senior High School
Mina Fisher

2nd) Nygel Witherspoon, S206 – Cello
Minneapolis, MN
Connections Academy
David Holmes

Honorable Mention) Maria Chirinos, S204– Violin
Faribault, MN
Shattuck-St. Mary’s School
Sally O’Reilly

Honorable Mention) Christopher Kwon, S201 – Cello
Maple Grove, MN
Maple Grove Senior High School
Mina Fisher

Strings Level III – (College Freshman – Age 23)

1st) Melissa Deal, S304 – Violin
Bloomington, MN
Cleveland Institute of Music
William Preucil

2nd) Elena Denny, S303 – Cello
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Tanya Remenikova

Honorable Mention) Luther Warren, S301 – Violin
New Brighton, MN
New England Conservatory
Miriam Fried

Strings Level IV – (Age 24-28)

1st) Benjamin Osterhouse, S404 – Cello
Saint Paul, MN
University of Minnesota
Tanya Remenikova

2nd) Charles Asch, S403 – Cello
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Tanya Remenikova

Honorable Mention) Julia Floberg, S405 – Cello
Minneapolis, MN
Greg Byers

Honorable Mention) Jesse Nummelin, S402 – Cello
Minneapolis, MN
Tom Rosenberg

 

Competition Finals Schedule for Sunday, March 12

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The Schubert Club Bruce P. Carlson 2017 Student Scholarship Competition Agenda

Finals Round, Sunday March 12 – St. Catherine University

Piano Finalists, Recital Hall, 9:30 – 4:45

Piano Level II (Grades 10-12), 9:30 – 10:30

Piano Level IV (Age 24-28), 11:00 – 12:00

Piano Level III (College Freshman-Age 23), 1:00 – 3:15

Piano Level I (Grades 7-9), 3:40 – 4:40

 

String Finalists, Rehearsal Hall (M12), 9:30 – 4:15

Strings Level III (College Freshman-Age 23), 9:30 – 10:30

Strings Level IV (Age 24-28), 11:00 – 12:15

Strings Level II (Grades 10-12), 1:10 – 2:25

Strings Level I (Grades 7-9), 3:10 – 4:10

 

Winners Recital, Concert Hall,Saturday, March 25, FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC            

Ordway Center, Saint Paul, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

 

Please regard the following courtesies in the competition rooms:

  • Enter and exit only between performances
  • No photography or recording allowed in the performance rooms
  • Turn off all cell phones and pagers

Results will be posted near the registration table approximately 30 minutes following each category end time or follow the results on Twitter and InstaGram:  @schubertclub #sccompetition

Thank you and enjoy this great day!  Plan to come back for the closing Winners Recital on March 25 to hear these talented students perform!  All are welcome – free admission!   Tickets available at the Registration Table or at the door on the concert day.

Announcing the Voice, Brass & Woodwinds, and Guitar Finalists and Winners from the Schubert Club Competition

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2017 FINALISTS
March 4, 2017, Augsburg College

Voice Level I (Age 18-21)
Madison Holtze, V114
Soprano
University of Minnesota
Wendy Zaro-Mulins

Miranda Kettlewell, V110
Soprano
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Mimmi Fulmer

Claire Powling, V106
Soprano
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Mimmi Fulmer

Anja Pustaver, V118
Soprano
University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
Matthew Markham

Kathryn Rupp, V120
Soprano
Simpson College
Virginia Lauridsen

Olivia Schurke, V101
Soprano
St. Olaf College
Tracey Engleman

Katherine Streckert, V109
Soprano
University of Northwestern – Saint Paul
Richard Joseph

Voice Level II (ages 22 -25)
Eric Broker, V211
Baritone
St. Olaf College
George Smith
Rhianna Cockrell, V203
Mezzo
University of Minnesota
John David De Haan

Luigi Enriquez, V206
Tenor
Luther College
Jill Phillips

Anna Hashizume, V213
Mezzo
University of Minnesota
Wendy Zaro-Mulins

Austin Sanders, V212
Baritone
Viterbo University
Daniel Johnson-Wilmot

Voice Level III (ages 26-30)
Christina Christensen, V302
Mezzo
University of Minnesota – Duluth
George Smith

Raymond Vincent Graybar, V306
Baritone
Viterbo University
Daniel Johnson-Wilmot

Juan Carlos Mendoza, V312
Tenor
University of Iowa
John Muriello

Mario Perez, V307
Tenor
Adriana Zabala

Benjamin Sieverding, V313
Bass
George Smith

Brass & Woodwinds – Level II (no preliminary round)

Brass & Woodwinds – Level III
Zach Gingerich, BW313
Trombone
University of Minnesota
Tom Ashworth

Hannah Hickman, BW310
Saxophone
University of Minnesota
Preston Duncan

Carson King-Fournier, BW319
Trombone
Northwestern University

Ryan Wallace Olson, BW312
Saxophone
University of Minnesota
Preston Duncan

Justin Sales, BW311
Saxophone
University of Minnesota
Preston Duncan

Tim Shows, BW317
Oboe
University of Minnesota
Basil Reeve

Amelia Smith, BW301
Clarinet
University of Minnesota
Alexander Fiterstein

Zixuan Yan, VW316
Flute
University of Minnesota
Immanuel Davis

Guitar (no preliminary round)

2017 WINNERS
March 5, 2017, Augsburg College

Voice Level I (Age 18-21)
1st)  Madison Holtze – V105, Soprano
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Teacher: Wendy Zaro-Mulins

2nd)  Anja Pustaver – V104
Waunakee, WI
University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
Teacher: Matthew Markham

Honorable Mention)  Kathryn Rupp – V107, Soprano
Indianola, IA
Simpson College
Teacher: Virginia Lauridsen

Voice Level II (ages 22 -25)
1st)  Anna Hashizume – V205, Mezzo
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Teacher: Wendy Zaro-Mulins

2nd)  Eric Broker – V203, Baritone
Minneapolis, MN
St. Olaf College Graduate
Teacher: George Smith

Voice Level III (ages 26-30)
1st)  Ben Sieverding – V301, Bass
Minneapolis, MN
Teacher: George Smith

2nd)  Mario Perez – V305, Tenor
Saint Paul, MN
Teacher: Adriana Zabala
 
Brass & Woodwinds – Level II
1st)  Shreya Narayan – BW209, Flute
Cottage Grove, MN
East Ridge High School
Teacher: Nancy Maloney

2nd)  Elizabeth Kleiber – BW206, Flute
Hudson, WI
Hudson High School
Teacher: Susie Kuniyoshi

Honorable Mention)   Faith Helgeson – BW203, Flute
Bloomington, MN
Brightmont Academy
Teacher: Julia Bogorad-Kogan

Honorable Mention)  Anders C. Peterson – BW208, Clarinet
Northfield, MN
Interlochen Arts Academy
Teacher: Emil Khudyev

Brass & Woodwinds – Level III
1st)  Justin Sales – BW305, Saxophone
Mounds View, MN
University of Minnesota
Teacher: Preston Duncan

2nd)  Amelia Smith – BW301, Clarinet
Minneapolis, MN 
University of Minnesota
Teacher: Alexander Fiterstein

Honorable Mention)  Carson King-Fournier – BW302, Trombone
Saint Paul, MN
Northwestern University

Honorable Mention)  Zixuan Yan – BW308, Flute
Minneapolis, MN
University of Minnesota
Teacher: Immanuel Davis

Guitar
1st)  Evan Taucher – G05
Milwaukee, WI
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Teacher: Rene Izquierdo

2nd)  Chase Bernard – G05
Bloomington, MN
Normandale Community College
Teacher: Alan Johnston

Honorable Mention)  Samuel Hines – G03
Milwaukee, WI
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Teacher: Rene Izquierdo

Honorable Mention)  Matthias Vancutsem – G06
Milwaukee, WI
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Teacher: Rene Izquierdo

HUNTER/SCHUBERT CLUB PRIZE
Luigi Enriquez, Tenor
Decorah, IA, Luther College
Teacher: Jill Phillips

 

Schubert Club Composer-in-Residence: CALL FOR PROPOSALS

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SCHUBERT CLUB COMPOSER-IN-RESIDENCE: CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Deadline for applications: Monday February 27, 2017

Program Summary
The Schubert Club, Minnesota’s oldest arts organization based at Landmark Center in downtown St Paul, will appoint a new Composer-in-Residence for a two-year term beginning September 1, 2017. The role of the composer will be to create music, to participate in education and community programs, and to advise and advocate on behalf of Schubert Club. The specific content of the Composer-in-Residence role will depend on the composer and their interests and strengths. The composer has the opportunity to outline in their proposal how they would shape the residency activities to fit their particular strengths and interests. In addition to being a Schubert Club part-time employee, the composer will be invited as an independent contractor to create a new work to be presented toward the end of the residency.
In addition to selecting a Composer-in-Residence, Schubert Club intends to award funding of up to $3,000 to two further composers from the shortlist of final round candidates for the creation and presentation of a new work. Consideration will be given to the possibility of including these new works in a performance presented by Schubert Club but cannot be guaranteed.
The Composer-in-Residence position is funded in part by the McKnight Foundation.

Eligibility
Composers applying for the position must be a resident of Minnesota and have a Minnesota address at the time of application. The selected composer must remain a resident of Minnesota for the duration of the residency.

Residency Priorities and Expectations
Composers applying for the position are invited to define the precise content of their residency. In your application, you should address the following expectations (residency requirements) of the Composer-in-Residence position as well as additional possible opportunities (optional) which may fit your vision for the residency:

Expectations (residency requirements)

  • A new work to be commissioned by Schubert Club in the second year of the residency
  • Involvement in Schubert Club’s community and/or education programming
  • Advisory role to the Artistic & Executive Director
  • Advocacy for Schubert Club and new music

Opportunities (optional)

  • The opportunity to program a Courtroom Concert of your original music in one or both residency years. The concert will be recorded and a copy of the recording made available to the composer
  • An advisory role in the programming of the Courtroom Concerts series, particularly those performances which feature music by Minnesota composers (currently 6-7 programs each year)
  • Talks to audiences, the Board and/or other Schubert Club patrons
  • Administrative work such as engraving music; or occasional writing projects such as blog entries or program notes; or attendance at Artistic Committee meetings

Compensation
The position will be part-time, non-exempt, 8 hours per week paid at the hourly rate of $25.00 (or $10,400 each year). In addition, Schubert Club will pay the composer a commission fee of $5,000 for a new piece of music plus reasonable copying costs and production expense associated with presenting the new work. Additional funds will be made available to pay performer fees in Courtroom Concerts.

Deadlines
Application materials must be submitted between Saturday January 28 and Monday February 27, 2017. Composers will be notified by end of March 2017 regarding the shortlist.

How to Apply
Please complete the following in the Online Application Form

  • Applicant’s Personal Information: Name, Address, Phone, Email Address, Website Link, Demographic Information
  • Web Links to Two Musical Work Samples: Work samples must be created within the last five years. Provide web links to your musical work samples (SoundCloud, YouTube, Vimeo, Google Drive, iCloud, etc.). Make sure the web links you provide in this application remain active until June 1, 2017. If you do not wish for your work samples to be public please make them unlisted so the committee will still have access.
  • Together the work samples should demonstrate your creative voice. (30 minutes max for both complete works). For each work sample you will be asked to provide the Title, Duration, Year of Completion, Ensemble/Performers’ Name(s), Instrumentation, Brief Description of the Work. (100 words maximum)
  • Additional Musical Materials: Such as scores, charts, or information that give context for listening to these works. If your work involves improvisation, describe the role you played in creating the piece. You have the option of uploading two PDFs (up to 10MB each) or providing a web link to your additional materials. Panelist will not have access to music notation, electronic music, graphic, video, or other specialized software.
  • Description of Proposed Residency and new work: 1,500 words maximum.
  • Upload an Artist Resume or current bio: Two pages maximum – PDF only – up to 10 MB.

Review Process
Applications will be reviewed by a three-person panel. All decisions made by the panel will be final.
A short list of up to five composer applicants will be identified according to the following criteria for assessment:

  • Artistry: the quality of the composer’s work based on review of the scores and other materials submitted.
  • Potential impact: the likelihood of success of the composer’s proposal, and the impact of their work on both Schubert Club and the composer.
  • Capacity: the ability of the composer to achieve success in what they propose to do.

The selection panel will be asked to identify a short list of qualified candidates reflecting the full diversity (race, gender, musical background) of the applicant pool.
Short-listed composers will be invited to interview in order to discuss their proposal and aspirations for the residency.
We acknowledge and thank the American Composers Forum for their help in administering the search process for this position.

About the Schubert Club
For 135 years, Schubert Club has invited the world’s finest recital soloists and ensembles to the Twin Cities and promoted the finest musical talents of our community through performances, education, and museum programs. It has secured a prominent and distinguished reputation among musical organizations nationwide, and is one of the first arts organizations in the country.

Schubert Club Composer-in-Residence Application Questions and Materials

Here are the questions and materials that will be asked for in the application. Please make sure you have everything you need below before you begin.

  • First Name
  • Middle Name
  • Last Name
  • Address Line 1
  • Address Line 2
  • City
  • State
  • Zip Code
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Work Sample 1: Title
  • Works Sample 1: Duration
  • WS1: Year of Completion
  • Work Sample 1: Ensemble/Performer’s Name(s)
  • Work Sample 1: Instrumentation
  • Work Sample 1: Brief Description of the Work (700 Characters – 100 words max)
  • Work Sample 1: Audio or Video Web link–Make sure the web links you provide in this application remain active until June 1, 2017. If you do not wish for your work samples to be public please make them unlisted so the committee will still have access.)
  • Additional Musical Material 1: Score/Chart/or Information (PDF only – up to 10MB)–Such as scores, charts, or information that give context for listening to these works. If your work involves improvisation, describe the role you played in creating the piece.
  • Work Sample 2: Title
  • Works Sample 2: Duration
  • WS2: Year of Completion
  • Work Sample 2: Ensemble/Performer’s Name(s)
  • Work Sample 2: Instrumentation
  • Work Sample 2: Brief Description of the Work (700 Characters – 100 words max)
  • Work Sample 2: Audio or Video Web link–Make sure the web links you provide in this application remain active until June 1, 2017. If you do not wish for your work samples to be public please make them unlisted so the committee will still have access.
  • Additional Musical Materials 2: Score/Chart/or Information (PDF only – up to 10MB)–Such as scores, charts, or information that give context for listening to these works. If your work involves improvisation, describe the role you played in creating the piece.
  • Description of Your Proposed Residency and Your New Work (9,500 characters or about 1,500 words)
  • Artist resume or current bio (two pages maximum – PDF only – up to 10 MB)
  • Demographic form
    • (Optional) Race/Ethnicity

      Please check all that apply.

    • (Optional) I identify my gender as

      (Female, Male, something else (please specify))

For questions please contact Aly Fulton-Kern at afulton@schubert.org or 651.292.3264

 

Apply Online Now

 

Announcing Family Concerts 2017 (Concerts in March & April)

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We’re pleased to announce the 27th season of Family Concerts!

This series features nationally and locally celebrated performing artists in programs of folk, ethnic and classical music. Storytelling, dance and audience participation add to this vibrant array of concerts, created for children of all ages and their families. This year’s theme, “With Strings Attached” features three different concerts with a variety of stringed instruments including harp, guitar, dulcimer, nickelharp, fiddle, violin, viola and cello. Concerts take place at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in the St. Anthony Park neighborhood of St. Paul.

New this year: Choose your own pricing: tickets from $0 – $5 per person. Advanced ticket reservations are strongly encouraged (no tickets required for babes in arms up to age 1.)

2017 Concerts

Friday, March 3, 2017 • 6pm & 7:15pm
Yolanda Kondonassis, harp and Jason Vieaux, guitar

Two of America’s premier soloists and recording artists join forces in a program featuring “Spirit of Trees” by Alan Hovhaness and other works that bring music and nature together. Readings from Kondonassis’ “Our House is Round: A Kid’s Book About Why Protecting Our Earth Matters,” carry a special message from the author to all who care about protecting our natural resources.

Friday, March 24, 2017 • 6pm & 7:15pm
The Scandinavian Trio 

Featuring: Ross Sutter, guitar; Cheryl Paschke, nykelharp & fiddle; Marya Hart, piano
Scandinavian music and song fill the air when three of Minnesota’s favorite folk musicians perform a delightful program blending traditional and fun music, dances, games and stories for all ages.

Friday, April 21, 2017 • 6pm & 7:15pm
Daedalus String Quartet

Featuring: Min-Young Kim & Matilda Kaul, violins, Jessica Thompson, viola; Thomas Kraines, cello
One of our country’s leading string quartets tells stories through music, from works about cats and dogs, to music about Hansel and Gretel by young American composers, to string quartets by some of the world’s great composers like Haydn and Dvorak.

Saint Matthew’s Episcopal Church
2136 Carter Ave (at Chelmsford), Saint Paul

Choose your own pricing: tickets from $0 – $5 per person. 
Ticket reservations strongly encouraged. 
Purchase online or by calling 651.292.3268 (M-F 8:30-4:30)
 
 
Music in the Park Series Family Concerts are supported by the Boss Foundation, the Trillium Family Foundation and the Saint Anthony Park Community Foundation. The Daedalus String Quartet presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring fund, a program of Arts Midwest, which is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from Minnesota State Arts Board and General Mills Foundation.
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Up Next: Gil Shaham, violin at the Ordway, Sun, Jan 8

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Up Next: Gil Shaham at the Ordway

The Schubert Club presents Gil Shaham, violin in an all Bach program on Sunday, January 8 at 3pm at the Ordway Music Theater as part of its International Artist Series. A multiple Grammy Award-winner and Musical America’s “Instrumentalist of the Year,” Shaham has become well-known for his immaculate Bach presentations.

“It’s hardly news that Shaham is an impeccable violinist, one capable of bringing out the mechanics and the majesty of Bach in equal measure. Still, it was great to be startled all over again by the brilliance of his playing, the penetrating power of his interpretations…Shaham produced a clear and beautifully focused tone, even in the busiest passages.” – Tim Smith, Baltimore Sun
 

Concert Details:

Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 3pm (pre-concert talk at 2pm)
Ordway Music Theater
345 Washington St, St. Paul, MN
 

Program:

All pieces by J.S. Bach

Sonata No.2 in A minor, BWV 1003
Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
INTERMISSION
Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005
Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006
 

About the artist:

Gil Shaham already has more than two dozen concerto and solo CDs to his name, including bestsellers that have ascended the record charts in the U.S. and abroad. These recordings have earned prestigious awards, including multiple Grammys, a Grand Prix du Disque, Diapason d’Or, and Gramophone Editor’s Choice. Gil Shaham was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 1990, and in 2008 he received the coveted Avery Fisher Prize. In 2012, he was named “Instrumentalist of the Year” by Musical America, which cited the “special kind of humanism” with which his performances are imbued. Read more at schubert.org/concerts/gil-shaham.

 

Tickets are available online at schubert.org, by calling 651.292.3268, or at the door. 

Now Hiring: Museum Music and Technology Intern (Paid)

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Title:   Museum Music and Technology Intern

Duties:  

  • Assist Director of Museum with audio/visual project to enhance the Gilman Ordway Manuscript exhibit located in the Schubert Club Museum.
  • Review and select written historical content for presentable audio and visual clips for exhibit.
  • Research and understand copyright-related practices and work with Schubert Club staff to verify copyright laws are being adhered to.  Obtain copyright permissions as needed.
  • Lead the audio recording process of selected clips read by Schubert Club artist or narrator.
  • Assist Director of Museum in selection/purchase of audio video equipment and in the work with a contractor to install equipment.
  • Work with Director of Marketing in conversion of audio materials and narrative to a rich and meaningful digital experience on the Schubert Club website.

Skills and Competencies:  Solid understanding of technology especially in video recording and audio/visual equipment. Working knowledge and/or strong interest in music and music history, not necessarily key area of study. Self-disciplined, independent, coachable worker with excellent communication skills.

Qualifications:  High school diploma and enrolled in a college or higher education program. Previous experience working in an arts organization, museum or specific project work in technology is preferred but not required.

Internship Project Dates:

  • Beginning on or near January 3, 2017.  
  • Estimated total project hours:  120-150 hours.  Hours per week and days of work are flexible but to be scheduled during regular business hours, Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30
  • Project to conclude no later than March 1, 2017

Report to Kate Cooper, Director of Museum and Education

kcooper@schubert.org

Salary:  This is a paid internship at a rate of $10/hour

To apply:  Send a cover letter and resume to Kate Cooper at kcooper@schubert.org