The Campaign

Schubert Club Has Big News!

In the 2022-2023 season, we are celebrating our 140th Anniversary and 100 years of the Bruce P. Carlson Student Scholarship Competition.

To coincide with Schubert Club’s 140th Anniversary Season in 2022-2023, Schubert Club is raising funds to further enhance our music scholarships and to ensure the long-term health of our music education programs.

Our goal is to raise $2.0 million to add to our endowment. This will generate $80,000 of new funds annually.

Even bigger news!

If you make a gift today, your generous support will be matched dollar-for dollar by an anonymous donor, up to $50,000. That’s a big impact!

Investing in their futures

Why Give to the Campaign?

At Schubert Club, we believe every child should have the opportunity to begin their lives in a world where anything is possible. Music is a great way to do that. That’s why music education for youth is central to Schubert Club’s programming.

By contributing to Schubert Club’s 140th Anniversary Endowment Campaign, you will help us invest in the future of young musicians by:

  • Increasing the number of scholarships awarded annually
  • Boosting the value of scholarships
  • Establishing new scholarships for students who don’t have access to music lessons
  • Expanding access to music through Schubert Club’s diverse music education program

Donate now and know your gift’s impact will enable Schubert Club to transform young lives through music.

Our Goal: $2,000,000

99%
$1,970,000

Did you know?

Schubert Club truly changes lives for the young musicians we serve, and here’s how:

The Bruce P. Carlson Student Scholarship Competition has awarded scholarships to instrumental and voice students since 1922. These scholarships and special music grants currently total $50,000 annually.

Project CHEER provides free piano, guitar and rhythm lessons to students who do not otherwise have access to private music instruction.

KidsJam Music Workshops connect community teaching artists representing cultures from around the world with children as they listen, learn, create and play music.

Programming for families introduces children to musical play and performance

Master Classes and Coaching Sessions led by world-renowned guest musicians in Schubert Club concert series are provided for regional music students.

Digital programs offer students of all ages the opportunity to learn more about instruments and music making from around the world.

New Program in 2022-2023 - Musical Promise Scholarships provide financial support and music education guidance to students in the greater Twin Cities area with demonstrable financial need, allowing them to reach their full musical potential.

Your Gift Makes a Difference

“Playing for accomplished musician judges at the Competition was an invaluable experience for all three of my (now adult) children. This contributed to their dreams and success as they continue their advanced musical studies at highly recognized universities and conservatories. Performing at the winner’s recitals in the amazing Ordway Concert Hall was the icing on the cake!”

Katie Daniels

Parent of Student Scholarship Competitors

“Schubert Club music education programs have brought joy and meaning to our students, all of whom have learning differences. Visiting the museum allowed them to see and touch history, interacting with the beautiful keyboard collection. Particularly meaningful was the school visit from Guest Artist, Stephen Prutsman who interacted with all of our students and enriched our lives beyond measure.”

Wyayn Rasmussen

Ed.D. Executive Director at Academy of Whole Learning

Thank you to our loyal supporters for believing in Schubert Club as a premier music organization that has impacted the cultural climate of the Twin Cities and beyond for 140 years and counting. Because of your support, Schubert Club is able to provide life-changing music and educational programs through concerts; youth music education programs; scholarships; and unique hands-on experiences in the Schubert Club Music Museum.

“Music enhances the education of our children by helping them to make connections and broadening the depth with which they think and feel. If we are to hope for a society of culturally literate people, music must be a vital part of our children's education.” - Yo-Yo Ma

140th Campaign Leadership

Honorary Co-Chairs of the 140th Anniversary Campaign

Julie Himmelstrup

Julie Himmelstrup

Campaign Co-Chair

Nancy Weyerhaeuser

Nancy Weyerhaeuser

Campaign Co-Chair

Co-Chairs of the 140th Anniversary Campaign Committee

Dee Ann Crossley

Dee Ann Crossley

Committee Co-Chair

Dorothy J. Horns

Dorothy J. Horns

Committee Co-Chair

140th Anniversary Campaign Committee

Birgitte Christianson

Birgitte Christianson

Catherine Furry

Catherine Furry

Anne Hunter

Anne Hunter

Barry Kempton

Barry Kempton

Artistic & Executive Director

Kyle Kossol

Kyle Kossol

Jeff Lin

Jeff Lin

Barbara Rice

Barbara Rice

Amy Marret

Amy Marret

Director of Development

To learn more about Schubert Club’s 140th Anniversary Campaign, contact Director of Development, Amy Marret at 651.292.3270 or email amarret@schubert.org