Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,375
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Arrowhead Chorale
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2015
End Date
February 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,375
Other Funds Leveraged
$6,262
Direct expenses
$9,637
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Success is defined here as being able to hire top quality instrumental musicians and artists, and producing a concert of chamber music that audiences enjoy, and that allows a wider variety of choral music to be offered to the public. Goals: 1. To increase the size of the regular audience at Chorale performances by 5%. 2. To successfully add new marketing activities to the regular advertising used by the Chorale. 3. To expose our non-University audience to the new University of Minnesota-Duluth digital organ. 4. To provide a high quality performance for the enjoyment of the audience. 5. To provide a high quality musical experience to all performers. Ticket tracking has become easier with electronic sales, and attendance will be tracked for all performances. At least 3 new marketing venues will be used, to increase visibility of the concert. Feedback will be sought from both audience and performers.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The concert provided a musical experience for 28 singers, 9 instrumentalists and both the assistant and artistic conductor. Audiences were larger than any we have had at Weber Hall in the past, about 150 per concert, which is exciting for the Chorale, as Weber Hall is an excellent place to perform for a choir. The new marketing people were able to get Minnesota Public Radio spots at a reduced rate, and visibility in media that had not existed in the past. The music was well performed, and the newspaper review lifted up, in particular, an interesting set of songs that took medieval holiday tunes and arranged them for choir in modern, fresh, and unusual ways. The Board had an hour long evaluation at the meeting after the concert, and lifted up the particular aspects of this production. One thing that came out of the discussion was a question about timing for the first concert of the Chorale season. This coming year, as a result of the discussion, the first concert of the season will be in November instead of December.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Brad Anderson, Cecelia Riehl, Kim Keunig, Ryan Sather, Karen Keenan, Cathy Schuyler, Bob Kelley, Nathan Winesett, Sue Masterson, Mary Pat Renaud
Project Overview
Art Project Grant
Project Details
Choir and Chamber Orchestra Concert. The Arrowhead Chorale will be performing with chamber groups (combinations of 3-9 instruments per selection) at Weber Hall on the University of Minnesota-Duluth campus in December, 2015. Winds and strings will be featured, and music will encompass 4 centuries of repertoire, including several longer works, such as Lloyd Pfautsch's A Day for Dancing that uses old carols in contemporary settings and Persichetti's Winter Cantata. As a part of the concert, the new University of Minnesota-Duluth digital organ will be featured, allowing the Chorale to include music with continuo and organ accompaniment. Professional orchestral performers will be hired from local professional musicians.
Project Manager
First Name
Susan
Last Name
Masterson
Organization Name
Arrowhead Chorale
Street Address
506 Michigan St W
City
Duluth
State
MN
Zip Code
55802
Phone
(715) 562-0002
Email
arrowheadchorale@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Erling Ellison: jewelry designer and creator, speech coach and judge, director of Garrison Art Fair; Ken Bloom: Director of Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota-Duluth; Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director North Shore Music Association, writer; Peter Pestalozzi: furniture maker, wood worker; David Beard: Assistant Professor University of Minnesota-Duluth writing studies; Mark King: actor, theater reviewer, musician; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; John Gregor: photographer, art educator, community art advocate; Ann Russ: music performer, community song leader, choir director, workshop leader, past director and founder of North Shore Music Association; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Dana Mattice: Development and Communications Director of The Art Institute Duluth, Shannon Sweeney: stage manager for Duluth Playhouse and former production manager for the Minnesota Ballet; Moira Villiard: visual artist and student of arts and communication at University of Wisconsin-Superior.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Erling Ellison: jewelry designer and creator, speech coach and judge, director of Garrison Art Fair; Ken Bloom: Director of Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota-Duluth; Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director North Shore Music Association, writer; Peter Pestalozzi: furniture maker, wood worker; David Beard: Assistant Professor University of Minnesota-Duluth writing studies; Mark King: actor, theater reviewer, musician; John Gregor: photographer, art educator, community art advocate; Ann Russ: music performer, community song leader, choir director, workshop leader, past director and founder of North Shore Music Association; Dana Mattice: Development and Communications Director of The Art Institute Duluth; Moira Villiard: visual artist and student of arts and communication at University of Wisconsin-Superior.