Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
September 2014
End Date
November 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. To preserve the rich repertoire and cultural history of the Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra. 2. To perform a balanced concert consisting of a classical masterwork coupled with Christmas music that will appeal to audiences of all ages. 3. To expose musicians and audience alike to four professional soloists. 4. To remain dedicated to providing an opportunity for life-long musical expression and enjoyment for audiences of all ages.Worthington Area Symphonic Orchestra will evaluate the concert through written surveys gathered from the audience and based on their responses to the concert.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Based on the evaluation, we were able to see that there was a wide age span that attended and enjoyed the concert. They were also from a very wide area and the majority of those who responded knew one of the performers. One third of the people who filled out an evaluation form had never attended a symphony concert before, and half had never been to a Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra concert. They overwhelmingly loved the Christmas singalong. It is also good news that people are knowledgeable about Southwest Minnesota Arts Council and the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Melanie Loy, Beth Habicht, Karen Pfeifer, Sue Simonson
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
Worthington Area Symphonic Orchestra 2014 Fall Concert
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; 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; Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council Advisory Board; Kate Aydin: retired educator; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Vice President of Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, founding member and president, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, High School English and creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Ellen Copperud: retired language arts teacher, theatre director; Dan Wahl: visual artist, musician, theater, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasure, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County board; Sydney Massee; visual artist, theatre, Lac qui Parle Valley School Districts board.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Vonnie Saquilan: arts advocate, Granite Arts Council Board; Kathy Schaefer: musician, photographer, Southwest Minnesota State University business professor; Susan Marco: writer, High School English and creative writing teacher; Janet Olney: visual artist, Willmar Area Arts Council coordinator; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed