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Art Study Opportunity for Youth

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Name of minor withheld due to MN Statutes 2018, section 3.303.10
Recipient Type
Start Date
May 2018
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

I am and have always been a naturally shy and anxious person. This has led to previously mentioned weaknesses in my art, a difficulty expressing myself. I hope to gain improvement in that area, especially through private lessons, but also large ensembles. I also want to gain more technical skills by playing and singing more difficult music. Even though that isn't necessarily a weakness of mine, it's important to me to still keep improving in that area as well. I think in a learning environment, most of that knowledge will come from feedback by a teacher. As a musician and artist, it is a very exciting and happy moment when a teacher tells you that you've done a good job, or that you've improved, or that you sound better than you used to. I think that my improvement will also be more noticeable when I come back home and play with the school band, because I am used to how I sound with them, and I won't be as used to my sound with the band at the camp because I have not played with them before.

Measurable Outcome(s)

My main goal was to work on expressing myself in my music more. I think that definitely improved at camp. It is also easier to be more expressive and engrossed in the music when you are surrounded by almost 100 other people who love and are passionate about music. I think it is still difficult and a skill that I need to hone, but this study definitely made me more confident in it and helped me improve.

Proposed Outcomes Achieved
Achieved proposed outcomes.
Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Art Study Opportunity for Youth

Project Details

Augustana Summer Music Camp.

Project Manager
Organization Name
Name of minor withheld due to MN Statutes 2018, section 3.303.10
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Georgette Jones: literature teacher, theatre actor, director, teacher; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Kathy Fransen: musician, theatre, Rhythm of the River coordinator; Janet Olney: visual artist, Willmar Area Arts Council coordinator; Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council; Pam Blake: retired art educator, visual artist, Tyler Arts Council, Lincoln County Art Fair, Southwest Minnesota Weaver's Guild; Michele Knife Sterner: theatre actor, SMSU Associate director for Access Opportunity Success program; Lisa Hill: musician, Crow River Singers, attorney; Joyce Aakre: visual arts, writing, Discover Dassel committee, Board member for Litchfield Community Education, Exhibit committee for Dassel Area Historical Society; Emily Petersen: visual artist, art teacher; David KelseyBassett: visual artist, musician; Anne O'Keefe-Jackson: human resources director, bead and quill work; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County; Brett Lehman: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Erica Volkir: performing arts, Director of Pipestone Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB; Claire Swanson: visual arts, arts teacher, Meander Art Crawl Committee.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Michele Sterner: theatre, SMAC Board; Bobbie Alsgaard-Lien: visual art, education; Reggie Gorter: music, theatre; John Larson: visual art; Dana Miller: writing, visual art, education; Joyce Meyer: visual art, education, SMAC Board; Karen Pfeiffer, music.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed