ACHF Arts Access
1) Develop a choral piece by a female composer with lyrics by a female writer. 2) Have a new choral piece to perform to celebrate Worthington Chamber Singers 25th anniversary. 3) Learn the commissioning process for choral music. 4) Increase participant/audience awareness of female composers. 5) Increase participant/audience awareness of living composers. 6) Increase the musical experience for Worthington Chamber Singers and its audience. The final product be stand the achievement of the first three goals. A survey for the audience will be collected after the concert addressing their awareness of writers and composers. A group interview of the participants will be documented addressing the commission process and musical experience.
Other,local or private
Worthington Chamber Singers Choral Commission.
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.
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.
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Nicole DeBoer (507) 537-1471