Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Tami Morse
Recipient Type
Start Date
May 2012
End Date
June 2013
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Morse will commission four new works for harpsichord from four composers, Kirsten Broberg, Asako Hirabayashi, Nissim Schaul, and David Cutler. She will perform these new works with Carrie Henneman Shaw, Marc Levine, and Tulio Rondon in two Twin Cities ve
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Judson Bemis Jr., Actor, arts administrator, founder and principal of Clere Consulting. Secretary, Minnesota State Arts Board., Ardell Brede, Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002., Peggy Burnet, Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Michael Charron, Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies., John Gunyou, City manager, Minnetonka., Benjamin Klipfel, Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.,Ellen McInnis, Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Pamela Perri, Executive vice president, Builders Association of Minnesota., Margaret Rapp, Former educator, Saint Paul Academy and Summit School. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board., Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Jason Allen: Electronic performance artist and Producer, Ballet Mech.; Jill Dawe: Associate professor of music, Augsburg College.; Paula Gudmundson: Founder, Seven Suns ensemble. Artist and arts educator.; Daniel Kallman: Composer; Janis Lane-Ewart: Executive director, KFAI, Fresh Air, Inc. Volunteer programmer, "The Collective Eye" (KFAI). Treasurer, Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations, and National Federation of Community Broadcasters.; Martha Lindberg: Handbell director, Centenary
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
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
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Minnesota artists are able to expand or further develop their artistic abilities through varied learning opportunities. More Minnesotans are able to engage in or with the work of Minnesota artists.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This outcome was geared towards the composers in this project. Though the performers learned a lot and gained experience playing new music, the composers themselves really learned the most. There was much discussion between the composers and I about how the harpsichord works best, and what kinds of textures to use. Also, as stated later on, composers listening to the concerts became really excited about the sound possibilities of the harpsichord in their own compositions. I measured the success of this outcome by the liveliness of the discussions that I had with the composers, and the eventual resulting compositions. They were all excellent, and completely different from each other. I also measured success by the number of new composers who expressed interest in writing for the harpsichord in the future. I spoke to at least 4 composers who seemed excited and interested in doing this. 2: More Minnesotans were able to engage in or with the works of Minnesota artists through this project. Again, focusing on the composers, these 4 new works were performed 4 times in concert for this project. Many composers don't get their works performed beyond the premiere, but in addition to the premiere concert, I was able to schedule 3 more performances in collaboration with Zeitgeist (more on this below). Additionally, because of the recording, some of my colleagues will perform these works in the future. Three of the four composers are based in Minnesota, and three of the four musicians are also based in Minnesota. In addition to simply having an audience to hear these works, the composers and performers got to interact and give feedback to each other, which is an expecially valuable experience for everyone.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Tami Morse
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