ACHF Arts Access
Through a three-concert chamber series at the Capri Theater, the SPCO will further its mission of making world-class orchestral music accessible to more people. Through analysis of feedback from SPCO musicians and project personnel, the SPCO and the Capri will participate in ongoing and reciprocal evaluation of the partnership’s planning, implementation, and achievements. 2: The SPCO will provide educational activity in conjunction with its concerts at the Capri to create additional access points to classical music. The SPCO and Capri will evaluate the SPCO’s educational program through the University of Minnesota’s Youth Program Quality Assessment method, in addition to post-concert patron surveys for Start the Music!
Through a three-concert chamber series at the Capri, the SPCO furthered its mission of making world-class orchestral music accessible to more people. It has been our experience that soliciting concert feedback at the event itself through paper surveys leads to a far greater response rate than if we email a survey several days later. Teen ambassadors distributed surveys and pens along with the event programs, and attendees were reminded multiple times during the concert to return them after the concert concluded in exchange for a piece of chocolate. The chocolate bribe has proven to be wildly effective. 2: The SPCO provided educational programming for children and teens at the Capri to create additional access points to classical music. The Capri did not use the University of Minnesota’s Youth Program Quality Assessment method as we had anticipated. There was a leadership transition between the time that we applied for this grant and it was executed, and that assessment was a vestige of outgoing leadership. We used paper surveys and chocolate incentives for completed forms at the Start the Music! and Xplorchestra! concerts and achieved similarly high response rates as with our chamber music concerts.
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