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Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Crow River Area Youth Orchestra
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
February 2015
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We want to recruit more young children and adolescents to play stringed instruments. Our goal is recruit six musicians for each section offered for a total of 18 musicians. We will continue to increase this enrollment number as our program continues. We will measure by enrollment and then by taking attendance each Sunday. We will also count attendees at the performance in April. By offering pre-registration at the concerts, we will know what interest we have in the following semester.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Survey results were positive. 50% said they'd continue taking instrument lessons and half of the other participants were undecided or didn't know their summer schedule. 79% said they would recommend a friend take lessons with Crow River Area Youth Orchestra. Statements rated highly to describe the instructor included "Nice and friendly," "Helpful," and "Said things in a way I understood." Feedback from the instructor was considered and is being used in the summer session of Crow River Area Youth Orchestra i

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Heidi Mack, Scott Ziegler, Doreen Ziegler, Gary Lauinger, Jenny Lauinger, Paul Otte, Holly Corrick, Cindy Sandberg, Shemay Castro, Jason Durheim, Rhonda Johnson, Michael Zellgert
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
Crow River Area Youth Orchestra Spring Recital 2015
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Crow River Area Youth Orchestra
Street Address
15 Franklin St SW
Zip Code
(605) 670-2840
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Jane Link: visual artist , Milan Village Arts School founding member, Milan Community Education, Greater Milan Initiative; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Kathy Fransen: musician, theatre, Rhythm of the River coordinator; Janet Olney: visual artist, Willmar Area Arts Council coordinator; Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council Advisory Board; Kate Aydin: retired educator, developed a curriculum focused on the visual arts, literature, and modern and traditional music of Spain and Latin America; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Vice President of Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, founding member and president, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, High School English and creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Ellen Copperud: retired language arts teacher, theatre director; Dan Wahl: visual artist, musician, theater, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasure, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County board; Sydney Massee; visual artist, theatre, Lac qui Parle Valley School Districts board.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Cheri Buzzeo: Willmar Community Theatre manager; Mark Thode: photographer, Calumet Players board member; Vonnie Saquilan: arts advocate, Granite Arts Council board; Kathy Schaefer: musician, photographer, Southwest Minnesota State University business professor; Jane Link: arts advocate, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council board member; John White: photographer, journalist, Big Stone Arts Council.