Art Study Opportunity for Youth
ACHF Arts Education
My goal for this art study experience is to make our group's chamber group performance the best chamber performance I have ever given. I also want to create at least one unofficial group with my friends. We can practice during free time and try to get faculty to coach us. As an individual artist, I am hoping to improve my chamber group ability. I want to come out of this camp with valuable knowledge and experience that I will be able to use for the rest of my life as a musician. To measure my success in my chamber group, I will listen to the recording of my chamber group and compare it to last year. If I can see noticeable improvement, I will know I have benefited from the camp. I will evaluate the success of the unofficial group I hope to create by whether the faculty allow the group to perform for the final concert. If they let us perform, I will know the group was a success.
I was satisfied with my learning progress, and felt that all three concerts were successes. I had audience members give me compliments to the group after a couple of the concerts. The masterclass was probably what I benefited from most. Mrs. Jarka helped me learn to relax certain muscles in the back, neck, and wrist, which has made practicing since them much more comfortable. The week after camp I practiced five hours a day to prepare for the All State Orchestra camp, and without the masterclass, I would probably not have had the physical endurance to practice for that amount of time. Also, releasing some of the tension in my wrist has allowed me to have a more precise bow stroke, and get clearer sound, especially on fast notes. I also learned a lot from the chamber group coachings. The group I was with was at a higher level than any I had played with before, and the coach was really able to zero in on some things I could do better as a chamber musician.
Other,local or private
Art Study Opportunity for Youth
Southwest Minnesota String Festival.
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.
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.