Arts Access Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,019
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Bemidji State University Music Department
Recipient Type
Public College/University
Status
Completed
Start Date
February 2018
End Date
April 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,019
Other Funds Leveraged
$5,026
Direct expenses
$9,045
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

As a result of witnessing leading composer Eriks EÜenvalds during rehearsals, presentations, and small group discussions, participating community members will increase not only their knowledge and awareness of EÜenvalds's composition, but of choral music in general. This would likely lead to future attendance of performances and general support of arts in this region and beyond. BSU students and faculty will receive coaching and insights from EÜenvalds that will provide them with greater knowledge of how to perform his repertoire, a familiarity with the composition process as a whole, and a fostering of high-level performance skills. Members of the visiting high school choirs will receive the afore-mentioned benefits, and will learn from the other choirs' performances. They will increase their knowledge of choral repertoire, witness other directors and conducting styles, and experience performing in a massed choir of nearly 200 singers. To evaluate the listed outcomes for this project, talk-back sessions will be held for BSU students, faculty, and community members during the activities during his residency and choral festival to see how their experiences improved their knowledge, skill, and awareness of composition and choral music in general. Also, members of visiting high school choirs and The Bemidji Choir will have talk-aloud interviews about their experience working with EÜenvalds on his own music (a rare opportunity).

Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Arts Access Grant

Project Details

Bemidji State University Music Department was awarded $4,019 to host renowned Latvian composer, Eriks EÜenvalds, to host a three-day residency at BSU, culminating in a High School Choral festival concert on March 22 -24, 2018.

Project Manager
First Name
Dwight
Last Name
Jilek
Organization Name
Bemidji State University Music Department
Street Address
1500 Birchmont Dr NE
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601
Phone
(218) 755-2915
Email
djilek@bemidjistate.edu
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Sandra Roman: retired art teacher, author; Laura Grisamore: photographer; Jill Johnson: author; Mary Therese: visual artist, fiber artist; Susan Olin: musician; Laura Dropps: visual artist; Becky Colebank: author; Corryn Trask: musician.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Sandra Roman: retired art teacher, author; Laura Grisamore: photographer; Jill Johnson: author; Mary Therese: visual artist, fiber artist; Susan Olin: musician; Becky Colebank: author; Corryn Trask: musician.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No