ACHF Cultural Heritage
To involve at least 30 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. 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. 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.
75% of the children gave the choir season a highly positive rating and expressed interest in joining a choir in the future. Comments about what they liked best about choir included singing, performing, team building activities, being with friends and meeting new people. Many children also wrote that they learned new songs from different countries, they learned how important it is to work as a team, it is fun to sing in a big group, and how they were scared to perform at first but now feel more comfortable. Suggestions for what could be better included doing more games during rehearsal, singing more songs that they know and giving more concerts.
Other,local or private
2017/2018 Crow River Youth Choir Concert Season
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; Pam Blake: retired art educator, visual artist, Tyler Arts Council, Lincoln County Art Fair, South Dakota Arts Educators Association, Southwest Minnesota Weaver's Guild; Michele Knife Sterner: theatre actor, SMSU Associate director for Access Opportunity Success program; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Joyce Aakre: visual arts, writing, Discover Dassel committee, Board member for Litchfield Community Education, Exhibit committee for Dassel Area Historical Society; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Dan Wahl: writer, visual artist, director, adjunct English instructor SMSU; 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; Reggie Gorter: vocalist, theatre, voice/dance teacher; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Claire Swanson: visual arts, arts teacher, Meander Art Crawl Committee.
Reggie Gorter: music/theatre/SMAC Board; Jeff Iverson: music/theatre; Maureen Keimig: theatre; Paula Nemes: theatre; Janet Olney; visual art/SMAC Board; Kathy Schaefer: visual art/music; Alan Stage: theatre.
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Nicole DeBoer (507) 537-1471