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Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Crow River Area Youth Orchestra
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
January 2014
End Date
March 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We will build relationships with members of groups that have been underserved by the arts.Assess registration numbers. Survey students. Survey parents. Solicit other feedback from members/parents--individual comments and reactions. Video record and then view the orchestra's and small group performances. Take photos of players and audience at performance.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Pictures of an Exhibition was hard, challenging, but worthwhile. Dr. Aldridge was impressive to watch and listen to. Dr. Aldridge was a fun master class clinician as she was encouraging, animated, friendly and positive. The Crow River Area Youth Orchestra is growing in its ability to perform higher level pieces. The organization is not reaching its audience or member projections.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
MaryAnn Kohls, Shemay Castro, Holly Corrick, Heidi Mack, Paul Otte, Cindy Sandberg, Kim Wooster
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
Crow River Area Youth Orchestra Symphony Spring 2014 Season with Guest Soloist/Masterclass
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Crow River Area Youth Orchestra
Street Address
105 10th Ave NE
Zip Code
(320) 587-9809
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Jane Link: visual artist, Milan Village Arts School founding member, Milan Community Education, Greater Milan Initiative; 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; Randy Meyer: visual artist and farmer, former art teacher; Kate Aydin: retired educator, developed a curriculum focused on the visual arts, literature, and modern and traditional music of Spain and Latin America, Lincoln County Pioneer Museum board member; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Vice President of Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner of Clay Coyote Gallery, founding member and president of Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member of Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, High School English and creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member of Prairie Music Association and Prairie Oasis Players; Ellen Copperud: retired language arts teacher, theatre director; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County board member; Sydney Massee; visual artist, theatre, Lac qui Parle Valley School Districts board member; Audrey Fuller; writer, arts advocate, tribal planner, grant writer.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Maggie Harp: musician, music teacher; Carol Purrington: retired English teacher, president of Marshall Area Fine Arts Council; Vonnie Saquilan: arts advocate, Granite Arts Council board member; Kathy Schaefer: musician, photographer, Southwest Minnesota State University business professor; Bev Tellefsen: retired educator, Granite Arts Council board member; Mark Wilmes: president of Lake Benton Opera House, musician, theatre, journalist.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed