Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Friends of the Orchestra
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2013
End Date
May 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Lyon
Yellow Medicine
Lincoln
Lac qui Parle
Pipestone
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Cultural Heritage

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$4,900
Direct expenses
$9,900
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To provide participants with a positive experience while performing challenging music, To provide participants with a positive experience while collaborating with other musicians, To provide a rich cultural experience by affording tightly-focused contact to Russian music, To provide patrons a positive experience while experiencing live symphonic music of high quality, To attract people who have never attended a Southwest Minnesota Orchestra performance.Participants will complete an online and/or paper exit survey: 50% or more of those completing the survey will indicate they found the music challenging, 50% or more of those completing the survey will indicate they had a positive experience while collaborating with other musicians. 50% or more of those completing the survey will indicate they had a positive experience during the rehearsal process. 50% or more of those completing the survey will indicate they had a positive experience performing the concert. Patrons will complete an online and/or paper exit survey: 50% or more of those completing the survey will indicate they had a positive experience. The survey will include an item about whether this is the respondent’s first Southwest Minnesota Orchestra concert – of those answering ‘yes’, 50% or more will indicate that they plan to attend a future concert. Additional information about impact will be summarized from comments made elsewhere on the survey. The survey will include an item about the respondent’s age so Friends of the Orchestra can track the spread of age groups attending the performances.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Southwest Minnesota Orchestra provides area adults and students the chance to perform challenging orchestral music on primary, and even secondary instruments. Southwest Minnesota Orchestra is slowly expanding its repertoire to include harder and more challenging music. By hiring musicians Southwest Minnesota Orchestra provides a mini lesson to those who are pair with a hired musician. Also, by hiring musicians Southwest Minnesota Orchestra is able to perform a larger scaled concert that attracts more of the community especially being able to perform such a well-known piece as the 1812 Overture. Southwest Minnesota Orchestra is consistently pushing our members to perform better and with more confidence. Doing such a challenging concert is just one of the examples of how Southwest Minnesota Orchestra has grown over the years. Southwest Minnesota Orchestra strongly believes on bring live orchestral music to the area, providing an educational opportunity for the youth, entertainment and enrichment for the elderly, and an artistic venue for the orchestra members to perform. Southwest Minnesota Orchestra has never done a completely Russian concert before. Southwest Minnesota Orchestra likes the idea of expanding the surrounding communities listening vocabulary.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Laura Schmidt, Diane Wright, Dr Dan Rieppel, R Wes Myers, Kristin Gruhot, Beth Steuck
Project Overview
Art Project Grant
Project Details
Russian Festival Concert with The Southwest Minnesota Orchestra.
Project Manager
First Name
Daniel
Last Name
Rieppel
Organization Name
Friends of the Orchestra
Street Address
1501 State St
City
Marshall
State
MN
Zip Code
56258
Phone
(507) 829-8085
Email
Daniel.Rieppel@smsu.edu
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board 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; Kathy Fransen: musician, certified clinical musician, founder and coordinator of Rhythm of the River music/art festival; 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
Mark Bosveld: directed high school plays, musicals and community theater, former board member of Friends of the Orchestra, board member of Prairie Dance Alliance; Craig Edwards: potter, past board member for Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council, founder of New London Art Center, member of Kaleidoscope Artist Cooperative; Roberta Trooien: musician, professor, author; Jean Replinger: professor at Southwest Minnesota State University, professional musician, editor, board member for the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council; Beth Habicht: artist, retired orchestra teacher, member of the Great Plains String Quartet, steering committee and founding member of Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra; Christa Otteson: arts advocate, regional coordinator Minnesota Council for NonprofitsÆ central region; Kathy Fransen: musician, certified clinical musician, founder and coordinator of Rhythm of the River music/art festival; Randy Meyer; visual artist and farmer, former art teacher.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Greta Murray (507) 537-1471