Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,595
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Crow River Area Youth Orchestra
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2012
End Date
January 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Meeker
McLeod
Kandiyohi
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,595
Other Funds Leveraged
$825
Direct expenses
$2,420
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Students will be playing in an organized ensemble; students will demonstrate Instrumental development and discovery; students will show orchestral etiquette and follow a conductor’s direction; and students will play melody and harmony lines in an ensemble. Crow River Area Youth Orchestra Administration Goals: 10 or more attending students; if program goals are met satisfactorily, moving from a pilot program to a permanent program; rotating students into the Symphony Orchestra to continue growth and health of Crow River Area Youth Orchestra; and obtain support from local strings instructors and parents/guardians.Count registrations, survey parents, director and board evaluation of project.

Measurable Outcome(s)

An evaluation sheet was handed out to the students. Personal contact was made with students, parents and their teachers. The three students who started with the program remained for the whole semester. There was also personal contact with their teachers who noticed strengths develop in the above mentioned objectives in 2.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Shemay Castro, Holly Corrick, Heidi Mack, Paul Otte, Cindy Sandberg
Project Overview
Varsity Strings: New Pilot Program
Project Details
Varsity Strings: New Pilot Program.
Project Manager
First Name
Mary-Anne
Last Name
Olmsted-Kohls
Organization Name
Crow River Area Youth Orchestra
Street Address
15590 620th Ave
City
Litchfield
State
MN
Zip Code
55355
Phone
(320) 587-9809
Email
dmkohls@hutchtel.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Audrey Fuller: writer, arts advocate, tribal planner, grant writer; Maggie Harp: musician, music teacher, active in New London arts and theatre community; Barb Nelson: art teacher, vocal musician, Children's theatre director; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Vice President of the Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, founding member and president of Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member of the Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Mark Wilmes: actor, singer, director, president of Lake Benton Opera House.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
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; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Connie Feig: arts advocate, board member of the Barn Theater and Willmar Area Arts Council; 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; 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.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Greta Murray (507) 537-1471