Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Southwest Minnesota State University
Recipient Type
State Government
Start Date
September 2015
End Date
November 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The purpose of this project is to celebrate the lives, music, and cultural contributions of Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein and bring their music to a southwest Minnesota audience that would likely not have access to such performances. Measurable goals include: 1) Attracting an audience of at least 200 people to the Finale Concert; 2) Attracting audiences of at least 25 individuals to the Panel Discussion and 100 individuals to the Chamber Music Concert; 3) Attracting at least 100 total audience members who have never attended or rarely attend Southwest Minnesota State University Music events; and 4) Sharing the music of Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein with at least 100 total audience members who have never heard a live performance of their music. Total audience numbers will be tracked by ushers, program counts, and ticket sales for the Finale Concert. A survey will be included in the programs from each of the events and audience members will be encouraged to share their thoughts on the festival. The survey includes questions that gauge audience members' previous concert attendance (project goal 3) and their experience with the music of Copland and Bernstein (project goal 4).

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Connie Gores, Dwight Watson, Jan Loft, Patricia Brace, John Ginocchio, Daniel Rieppel, Stephen Kingsbury
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
Copland/Bernstein Festival
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Southwest Minnesota State University
Street Address
1501 State St
Zip Code
(507) 537-6246
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; 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; Kate Aydin: retired educator; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, former HS English/creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Dan Wahl: writer, visual artist, director, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Brett Lehman: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Reggie Gorter: vocalist, theatre, voice/dance teacher; Scott Tedrick: journalist, Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization, theatre director/actor.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Mike Hulsizer: actor/theatre director; Deb Larson: visual artist; Reggie Gorter: vocalist, theatre, voice/dance teacher; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Marshall Area Stage Company; Kathy Schaefer: musician, photographer, Southwest Minnesota State University business professor; Judy Marquardt: visual artist, theatre.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Greta Murray (507) 537-1471