Artists in Education

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Red Wing High School
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Start Date
October 2013
End Date
March 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Students have the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of opera from professional artists in a personal setting, learning opera choral pieces, and receiving individual vocal and interpretive in-school sessions. They then can perform these pieces in three different public venues.Mr. Gardner will evaluate the effectiveness of large group rehearsal presentations, providing commentary based on individual responses to private lessons. He will track the number of students who participate, take lessons, perform, and students attending the free dress rehearsal or capstone.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Students had the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of opera from professionals, learn opera choral pieces, and receive individual vocal and interpretive in-school sessions. Then they performed these pieces in three different public venues.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Steve Anderson, Emily Baldwin, Mike Christensen, Janie Farrar, Heidi Jones, Paul Kramp, Mark Ryan
Project Overview
Artists in Education
Project Details
Opera in the Schools with the Minnesota Opera
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Red Wing High School
Street Address
2451 Eagle Ridge Dr
Red Wing
Zip Code
(651) 385-4504
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Hal Cropp: Executive Director of Commonweal Theatre Company; Daved Driscoll: artistic director Northland Words-Words Players Theatre; Drue Fergison: musicologist with dance, literary expertise; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer, public information officer City of Albert Lea; Paula Michel: secretary Harmony Arts Board; Connie Nelson: retired choral music educator; Scott Roberts: visual artist, former business director Owatonna Arts Center; Judy Saye-Willis: visual artist, former director Faribault Art Center; Steven Schmidt: musician, general manager City of Rochester Music Department; Deb Wasmund: visual artist, coordinator Red Wing Fall Festival of the Arts.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Scott Anderson: musician; Liz Bucheit: owner/artist Crown Trout Jewelers; Alan Calavano: Rochester Male Chorus; Judy Hickey: Children's Dance Theatre; William Hoy: playwright, songwriter; Katie Hae Leo: Minnesota State Arts Board Cultural Community Liaison; Kathy Rush: Lockwood Theatre Company; Phil Taylor: visual artist; Tom Willis: visual artist.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed