Vision Statement


The Linnell Foundation for Music History, Inc. envisions a society distinguished by its cultivated appreciation of Western music, the diverse societies that have produced it, and the importance of this appreciation for understanding the Western cultural, social, and political heritage.

Mission Statement


The mission of the Linnell Foundation for Music History, Inc. is to make non-specialist literature on the subject of Western music history available as a charitable service to the public, and to provide the audience for this literature with access to live and recorded performances of the musical works discussed therein.


Board of Directors


Brian Linnell, Chairman and Secretary















Thomas Kluge, Vice Chairman


















Dr. David Low, Treasurer

















Mr. Linnell is the creator of A Year in Classical Music (AYICM.com). He holds a degree in Music Composition and Theory from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and is an active composer. He is an avid collector of classical music on compact disc, and plays the trumpet and the viola.

Mr. Kluge holds the Principal Viola chair in the Omaha Symphony, is an active recitalist and chamber musician, and has served on the faculties of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Creighton University. He has studied with Hermann Voss of the Melos Quartet in Stuttgart, Germany, and holds degrees from the Bern Conservatory in Switzerland and the Manhattan School of Music. Kluge was a founding member of the Omaha Chamber Music Society, for which he served as Artistic Director for several years.

Dr. Low has served as cellist for the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra and the Omaha Symphony. As a soloist he has performed in recital at Carnegie Hall, as a member of the Nebraska Arts Council Touring Program, and with the Mid-America Arts Alliance Touring Artist Program (now known as Community Connections, covering a 16-state region). Dr. Low holds degrees from The Eastman School of Music, Stanford University, and Northwestern University. He is a former Kayser Distinguised Professor of Music at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.