Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2012
End Date
February 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Nobles
Jackson
Cottonwood
Pipestone
Martin
Rock
Murray
Redwood
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$5,050
Direct expenses
$10,050
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

A. To recruit new members to join the symphony orchestra. B. To strengthen orchestra members' technical skills. C. To expand the symphony orchestra audience base. D. To determine whether musicians and audience members alike can learn the difference of the unique qualities of a concerto composition compared to a symphonic orchestra composition. E. To access the musical and human value of the side-by-side elements of the project. F. To find out if the orchestra musicians and the concert audience will have learned the distinction between concerto and other symphony pieces.A. Recruiting efforts will be evaluated by how many new members participate. B. The Leadership team will evaluate the musicians and the concert on a scale from 1-5, 1 being excellent and 5 not good. Orchestra members will also perform a written evaluation based on the same scale. C. Audience numbers will be evaluated by concert attendance. D. Students will evaluate the side-by-side experience under the guidance of teacher Melanie Loy through written surveys and oral discussions. E. A video interview will be conducted with six different audience members before, and after, the Fall Concert.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Attendance for this concert was the highest for any of the five performances in the short history of Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra. The Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra concerts are truly economic development tools through the arts. The solo work

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Melanie Loy, Beeth Habicht, Karen Pfeifer, Sue Simonson, Dr. Christopher Stanichar, Justyna Lutow Resch, Margaret Hurlbut Vosburgh, Janene Winters
Project Overview
Concert
Project Details
Concert.
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
Kate Aydin: Spanish instructor for 25 years, board member for the Lincoln County Pioneer Museum and Hendricks Community Foundation and Norwegian Heritage Committee; Cheri Buzzeo: production manager, Willmar Community Theatre, board member at Willmar Area Arts Council; Luanne Fondell: musician, coordinator for Dawson Boyd Arts Association, former board member at Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities Council; Mary Jane Mardesen: author, theater director, speech/theater/English instructor at Minnesota West Community and Technical College; Sydney Massee: artist, quilter, theatre assistant, community organization activist, board member for Lac qui Parle Valley Schools; Verna Patrick: retired music educator, member of the Willmar Area Symphony Orchestra and Pens and Brushes writing club; Ron Porep: coordinator, Milan Village Arts School.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Deb Larson: artist, project manager for Art Meander, Vice President of Big Stone Arts Council; Paul Grupe: instrumental and vocal teacher at Jackson County Schools, theater/musical director at Jackson County Arts Guilds; Jane Link: artist, board member at Milan Village Arts School and the Greater Milan Initiative; Marilee Strom: former K-12 art teacher, co owner of First Floral-Hallmark, hand bell choir member; Connie Feig: board member at the Willmar Area Arts Council and Minnesota Gerontological Society; Paula Nemes: Vice President of the Marshall Area Stage Company, musician, community theater participant, Lyon County arts organizations activist; Kurt Schulz: actor, writer, cofounder of the 4 Shadow Theatre Company, board member at Magnolia Musical Theatre Company; Susan Marco: author, English and creative writing teacher at Dassel-Cokato High School, Fine Arts Committee member at Dassel-Cokato Public Schools; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member at the Prairie Music Association and the Prairie Oasis Players; Ellen Copperud: retired teacher of language arts, literary arts activist, coach, and event organizer, board member at the Historic Dayton House, liberal arts advisory board member at Minnesota West Community College; Dan Wahl: visual artist, musician, author, community theater participant, adjunct instructor of English at Southwest Minnesota State University, art instructor for the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council; Tamara Isfeld: visual artist, art teacher for Renville County West Schools, planning committee member for Meander - Upper Minnesota River Valley Art Crawl, 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 of Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County, planning committee member for Art Rocks in Luverne, owner of Playing in the Mud Studio, arts festival organizer; Sydney Massee: artist, quilter, theatre assistant, community organization activist, board member for Lac qui Parle Valley Schools; Patricia Enger: visual artist, musician, gallery technician and curator for the William Whipple Gallery at Southwest Minnesota State University, exhibit curator for Fallen Angel Gallery; Randy Meyer: artist, farmer, art teacher for local and home schools, treasurer for the First Lutheran Church, board member for Lac qui Parle Mutual Insurance Company; Kate Aydin: Spanish instructor for 25 years, board member for the Lincoln County Pioneer Museum and Hendricks Community Foundation and Norwegian Heritage Committee.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No