Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2013
End Date
February 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Cottonwood
Murray
Jackson
Nobles
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$6,022
Direct expenses
$11,022
Administration costs
$0
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, full cello concerto coupled with Christmas music that will appeal to audiences of all ages. 3. To expose musicians and audience alike to a professional string performer from the region. 4. To utilize the guest cellist in workshops for elementary, middle and high school students, providing the opportunity for students of all ages to experience college-level musical instruction. 5. To remain dedicated to providing an opportunity for life-long musical expression and enjoyment for audiences of all ages.The symphony orchestra will attract string, woodwind, brass and percussion musicians of all ages and diverse cultural backgrounds to fulfill the musical requirements of the traditional symphonic repertoire. The orchestra concert will target students of all ages and families throughout the region. Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra will evaluate the concert through video and written surveys based on the audiences responses related to the balance of the concert music; the cello concerto and the Christmas music. Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra members and their concert attendees will be inspired by the local and regional volunteer musicians, as well as, the performance of Dr. Rodgers and his work throughout the local schools. Approximately 550 people will be involved either as musicians, volunteers, or attendees, becoming aware of the ability of the arts to raise spirits, and inspire dreams for all ages and backgrounds, as well as, stimulating the economic growth of Worthington and the surrounding areas. A video survey will be completed by members of the audience both before and after the concert. Symphony orchestra musicians will be given surveys that they will fill out and return to Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra leadership team. Concert audience participants will also have the opportunity to fill out surveys during a meet-and-greet after the concert. The survey will include information related to satisfaction, age, cultural identity, geographic location of attendees, and knowledge of the music presented. One month after the final concert, the Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra Leadership Team will meet and summarize the information contained in the survey and use that information to impact further orchestral events.

Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Preserved the repertoire and history of Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra. 2. Performed a balanced concert with classical and Christmas music that appealed to the audience of all ages. 3. Musicians and audience were exposed to a professional string performer. 4. Guest cellist performed workshops for elementary, middle and high school students. 5. Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra provided the opportunity for life-long musical expression for orchestra members and enjoyment for an audience of all ages.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Melanie Loy, Karen Pfeifer, Beth Habicht, Sue Simonson,
Project Overview
Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert Featuring Dr. Joseph Rodgers Cello Concerto and Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra Christmas Pops
Project Details
Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert Featuring Dr. Joseph Rodgers Cello Concerto and Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra Christmas Pops.
Project Manager
First Name
Karen
Last Name
Pfeiffer
Organization Name
Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra
Street Address
1210 Elmwood Ave
City
Worthington
State
MN
Zip Code
56187
Phone
(507) 372-7418
Email
Karenpfeifer351@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Jane Link: visual artist, board member of Milan Village Arts School, and Milan Community Education, and Greater Milan Initiative; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Kathy Fransen: musician, certified clinical musician, founder and coordinator of Rhythm of the River music/art festival; Janet Olney: artist, coordinator for Willmar Area Arts Council, founding member of Kaleidoscope Gallery; Randy Meyer: visual artist and farmer, former art teacher; Kate Aydin: retired educator, multidisciplinary curriculum developer, board member of Lincoln County Pioneer Museum; 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, former clogger; Ellen Copperud: retired language arts teacher, theatre director; Dan Wahl: visual artist, musician, participant in community theater productions, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Emily Olson: musician, writing instructor; Tamara Isfeld: visual artist, art teacher for Renville County West Schools, Arts Meander planning committee, board member at Granite Arts Council and Renville Friends of the Arts; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, treasurer of Rock County Fine Arts Association, board member for Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County, Art Rocks planning committee; Sydney Massee: visual artist, quilter, behind the scenes assistant in theatre productions, board member of Lac qui Parle Valley School District; Audrey Fuller: writer, arts advocate, tribal planner, grant writer.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Craig Edwards: potter, past board member for Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council, founder of New London Art Center, member of Kaleidoscope Artist Cooperative; Maggie Harp: musician, music teacher, active member of New London arts and theatre community; Deb Larson: visual artist, president of Big Stone County Arts Council; Jane Link: visual artist, board member of Milan Village Arts School, and Milan Community Education, and Greater Milan Initiative; Roberta Trooien: musician, professor, author; Dan Wahl: visual artist, musician, participant in community theater productions, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Vice President of Marshall Area Stage Company.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No