Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
September 2016
End Date
January 2017
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

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra's goals for this project include: 1) To remain dedicated to providing an opportunity for life-long musical expression and the enjoyment of orchestral music for musicians and audiences of all ages. 2) To perform traditional and contemporary orchestral literature which presents a technical and artistic challenge to its players. 3) To feature the local talent of two piano soloists and Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra's orchestra members performing high quality artistic repertoire. 4) To increase audience attendance and support for the orchestra. 5) To promote the rich repertoire and legacy of the Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra. Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra will evaluate the rehearsals and concert through written surveys filled out by Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra musicians and concert attendees. An additional part of the success of the concert will come from the number of people attending the concert and completing the evaluation and contribution forms. Reserved seating tickets will be sold for the concert, allowing Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra to record attendance numbers. Results from the written evaluations will be gathered and recorded by the Leadership Team, shared with the Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra conductor and musicians, and finally, if granted, submitted in a final report to Southwest Minnesota Arts Council. Survey results along with the feedback and response from musicians and audience members will aid Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra in determining future endeavors for their organization.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert 2016
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra
Street Address
1210 Elmwood Ave
Zip Code
(507) 372-7418
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Georgette Jones: literature teacher, theatre actor/director/teacher; 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 High School 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; Anne O’Keefe-Jackson: human resources director, bead and quill artist; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County; Brett Lehman: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Reggie Gorter: vocalist, theatre, voice/dance teacher; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Scott Tedrick: journalist, Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization, theatre director/actor.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Craig Edwards: potter; Chad Felton: Music and theatre artist; Paula Nemes: Theatre artist, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council board member; Jane Nygaard: Arts appreciator; Janet Olney: Visual artist, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council board member; Tom Wirt: Visual artist, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council board member.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed