Art Project Legacy

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,084
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2013
End Date
July 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Kandiyohi
Stearns
Crow Wing
Renville
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
$8,084
Other Funds Leveraged
$6,063
Direct expenses
$14,147
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Audience evaluation of our conductor candidates. 2. Identify audience characteristics like age, ethnic group, county of origin. 3. Identify what marketing works best. 4 Identify how many hits our orchestra website gets. 5. Audience survey of performance and content of musical program. 6. New Board member development will be evaluated by board members themselves.Audience Survey. Number of tickets sold. Donors.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The majority of our audience draws from within twenty miles or fifty miles of Willmar; there were a minority who traveled 50 or more miles. The audience enjoyed the concerts with the majority stating that the orchestra performed well, had high quality music, and good music selection. All of our prospective conductors performed well but one didn't interact as much with audience as was desired. We drew at least 27 new audience members, but the majority of the audience had attended at least one concert before. Word of mouth and the newspaper brought the most people to the concert, with the minority receiving word through our website, the radio, posters, or other means. The conductors were evaluated pretty equally by the orchestra and audience with Sergei Borgza and Steven Ramsey being within two points of each other and Michael Zellgert just behind. Using this information the orchestra board voted and made a job offer to Sergei Borgza. This was accepted.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Robert Whitney, Marie Nelson, Frank Lawatsch, Lisa Zeller, Stephannie Hendrickson, Alicia Lacher, Ann Wiborg, Michelle Suter
Project Overview
Three Concert Series
Project Details
Three Concert Series
Project Manager
First Name
Robert
Last Name
Whitney
Organization Name
Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra
Street Address
2120 Hwy 71 N
City
Willmar
State
MN
Zip Code
56201
Phone
(320) 214-9433
Email
Bob@whitneymusic.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