Minnesota's Legacy

Arts Access

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Mankato Symphony Orchestra Association AKA Mankato Symphony Orchestra
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
In Progress
Start Date
November 2017
End Date
October 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Blue Earth
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Children and families in small communities will learn about the instruments of the wind quintet through music and accompanying stories. Observation by musicians through integrated discussion between pieces; post-program children's artifact retrieval and parent discussion; counting of audience attendance. 2: MSO will enrich their connection with young audiences through the collaboration of music and storytelling in local and familiar settings. Post-program feedback from parents; Sign-up form to request more information about the MSO; counting of audience attendance.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview

Arts Access

Project Details

The Mankato Symphony Orchestra will combine wind quintet music with classic children's stories for story time themed family concerts at libraries located in greater Minnesota communities.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Mankato Symphony Orchestra Association AKA Mankato Symphony Orchestra
Street Address
PO Box 645
Zip Code
(507) 625-8880
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Member of the Smithsonian National Board. Former chair of the board, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Officer-at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Mayor of Red Wing, elected 2016. Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies.; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Rachel Carlson: Poet, novelist; nominated for Minnesota Book Award; Adam Courville: Puppet program coordinator, PACER Center; studying for master's in nonprofit management at Hamline; Elizabeth Jaakola: Musician; music educator at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College; Annette Lee: Astrophysicist and artist; Arts Board grantee; Kue Xiong: Multidisciplinary artist, digital media producer, and music composer; Ahmed Yusuf: Writer and playwright; Christopher Zlatic: Artist; studio director at The Bindery

Conflict of Interest Disclosed