About the Gunther Schuller Society
The Gunther Schuller Society was created by colleagues of Gunther Schuller as a vehicle for perpetuating and enhancing the legacy of this compleat musician: composer, author, conductor, horn player, educator and musical visionary. It was incorporated in 2017 in New York State and is registered as a 501(C) 3 entity with the IRS as a tax exempt, non-profit corporation.
Below is a list of the officers of the Society as well as the board of advisors. These advisors are active in the work of the Society and have contributed greatly to its founding and its growth.
Charles Peltz, President
George Schuller, Vice-President/Secretary
Kenneth Radnofsky, Treasurer
Patrick Keating, Secretary; President of Friends of GSS
Samantha Spear, ex-Oficio
Former and Founding Board Member John Heiss (1938-2023)
These individuals have pledged to donate yearly to The Gunther Schuller Society.
How will we go about our work? These projects represent some of the varied and vital work that the Society will undertake:
An oral and video history
Creating urtext editions for use by scholars and performers
Editing and distributing archival recordings
Promoting and supporting books and articles focusing on Schuller and his music
A platform for publicizing concerts and Schuller events
But our most valuable work will be creating a community of Schuller advocates coming from many places in society – musicians, writers, artists – who wish to contribute to a living legacy of this essential artist.
“To preserve and illuminate the work of Gunther Schuller, and to perpetuate his ideals in the development of curiosity, innovation and character in today’s artists and society.”
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