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Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Crow River Youth Choir
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
September 2018
End Date
June 2019
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The goals of the Crow River Youth Choir are to involve at least 35 children in the preparation and performance of a high quality children’s choir concert to the general public, educate participants on choral singing techniques and help them improve their music literacy skills, encourage appreciation for the way in which enjoyment of music and participation in music increases our quality of life, encourage audience attendance of all ages at our concert, and encourage community donations to the youth choir. The changes we expect to see from this project are first, that youth in the community will perceive singing in a choir as fun, challenging yet rewarding, and a meaningful way to belong to a group. Secondly, others in the community will recognize that youth choir performances can be of high quality, entertaining and enjoyable to attend. The community will see the youth choir as being a valuable youth activity and support its continuation in the future. We will measure the achievement of our goals by the successful delivery of our concert. An exit survey will be available to audience members after the concert and an exit survey will be given to choir participants at the end of the choir season. Responses to surveys will be discussed and documented at our semi-annual Crow River Youth Choir Advisory Committee meeting. Our goals will also be measured by the number of registrations and participation of youth in the choir, number of ticket sales at the concert, and the amount of community support through donations to the choir.

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Art Project

Project Details

2018/2019 Crow River Youth Choir Concert Season.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Crow River Youth Choir
Street Address
PO Box 667
Zip Code
(320) 587-6596
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Georgette Jones: literature teacher, theatre actor, theater director, theater 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; Pam Blake: retired art educator, visual artist, Tyler Arts Council, Lincoln County Art Fair, Southwest Minnesota Weaver’s Guild; Michele Knife Sterner: theatre actor, Southwest Minnesota State University Associate director for Access Opportunity Success program; Lisa Hill: musician, Crow River Singers, attorney; Joyce Aakre: visual arts, writing, Discover Dassel committee, Board member for Litchfield Community Education, Exhibit committee for Dassel Area Historical Society; Emily Petersen: visual artist, art teacher; David KelseyBassett: visual artist, musician; Anne O’Keefe-Jackson: human resources director, bead and quill work; 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; Erica Volkir: performing arts, Director of Pipestone Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB; Claire Swanson: visual arts, arts teacher, Meander Art Crawl Committee.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Mark Bosveld: theater, dance; Cheri Buzzeo: theater; Mary Gillespie: art administration; Maureen Keimig: theater; Kaia Nowatzki: visual art, theater, music; Eric Parrish: music, theater; Lisa Hill: music; Erica Volkir: performing arts.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed