Performance Incentive Fund

The Gene Gutchë Performance Incentive Fund, implemented by The Schubert Club and supported by the Gene Gutchë Estate, is designed to support and encourage public performances and recordings of the music of Gene Gutchë (1907-2000).

The Fund can award up to $2,500 annually to individuals and organizations through this program, with grants generally ranging from $500 - $1,000. In addition, grant recipients will have the option to borrow scores and parts for Gene Gutchë music, including orchestral works, from The Schubert Club (Saint Paul, MN) and/or the Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music (Philadelphia, PA) at no rental charge.

For complete guidelines and application form, click here: Guidelines and Application Form (pdf)

Timeline and Deadlines

Applications are accepted annually, for performances that will take place up to two years from application date.

The next postmark deadline is January 25, 2010

Applicants will be notified of funding decisions within 60 days of the application deadline.

Previous Winners

Tabor, wind quintet; Forest Hills, NY (2009)
-- tour featuring Cantilena and Claire de Lune

Matthew McCright, pianist; Minneapolis, MN (2008)
-- Centaur records CD release of Sonata, Op. 32 No. 1 and Theme and Variations

Missouri Valley Chamber Orchestra; Bismarck, ND (2008)
-- interactive performances for children and adults of Aesop Fabler Suite

Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano; Minneapolis, MN (2008)
-- multi-state tour including performances of Lullaby, for soprano and piano

Piano Duo Gastesi-Bezerra; Wellington, FL (2008)
-- three concerts and radio broadcast of Concertino for Two Pianos

Matthew McCright, pianist; Minneapolis, MN (2007)
-- recital featuring Sonata, Op. 32 No. 1 and Theme and Variations

Millenium Chamber Players; Chicago, IL (2007)
-- two chamber music concerts featuring Cantilena


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