Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Douglas A. Bradley AKA Doug Bradley
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2013
End Date
February 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Blue Earth
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details

Bradley will compose a piece of beginning-level music for elementary school bands that includes a full score, parts, and a recording of the new piece.

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: Board member, Minnesota State Arts Board. 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
Barbara Depman: Music Administrator for Choral Arts Ensemble, Rochester; Linda Haugen: Composer; Asako Hirabayashi: Composer and harpsichordist; Laurie Johnson: Director of Performing Arts, Paramount Theater and Visual Arts Center, Saint Cloud; Natalie Nowytski: Vocalist, composer and performer.; Karen Quiroz: Professional vocalist, Brazilian music.; Ann Reed: Songwriter, singer
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

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

My music will be available to 70 or more band students and an estimated 200 or more adults per year for many years. I will attend the premier performance of the piece and can count the number of participants and audience members. I will attend a meet and greet session after the premiere performance.

Measurable Outcome(s)

As a Minnesota composer, this project provided me with the opportunity to directly interact with 890 Minnesotans. There are 45 members of the South Washington County Community Band. They did the initial read through of my composition. There are 46 members of the Minnesota State University — Mankato Concert Wind Ensemble. They provided me with a recording of my composition. Most of them are from Minnesota. There are 72 students in the Middleton Band. There are also 800 students and 74 staff at Middleton who are singing the vocal version of my piece. They have been singing it at school assemblies this winter. Without this project, I would not have had the opportunity to interact with these people. In addition, we anticipate another 200+ community members will attend the premier performance of the band piece on March 31 and another 120+ for the premier of the orchestra piece later this spring.

Description of Funds
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Douglas A. Bradley AKA Doug Bradley
(651) 638-0921
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