Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Rochester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale AKA Rochester Symphony
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
April 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We hope that 2,000 4th grade students in the region will experience a live high-quality classical symphony concert. For most, this will be their first time attending a concert this type, observing professional musicians performing orchestral music. Teachers will register their classroom to participate so we will have an accurate attendance number. In addition, follow-up surveys will be sent to classroom teachers to collect responses from both teachers and students.

Measurable Outcome(s)

1,901 audience members were registered. Because students came with their classrooms, traditional barriers were overcome. Surveys indicated that "many students said that they hadn't really heard music like that before--and they liked it."

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Abram Albee, Hayward Beck, Andrew Good, Deneene Graham, James Gross, Rafael Jimenez, Brad Krehbiel, Jere Lantz, Jodi Melius, Joseph Mish, Eric Ofori-Atta, Mary Beth Sancomb-Moran, James Sloan
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
Concert for area 4th grade students
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Rochester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale
Street Address
400 Broadway S Ste 302
Zip Code
(507) 286-8742
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John Becker: art business owner; Kjel Alkire: art faculty at Winona State University; Hal Cropp: Executive Director of Commonweal Theatre; Daved Driscoll: Executive Director of Words Players; Julie Fakler: education coordinator at Paradise Center for the Arts; Drue Fergison: linguist, writer; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer; Paula Michel: Harmony Arts Board member; Connie Nelson: music educator; Jane Olive: costumer; Scott Roberts: arts administrator; Judy Saye-Willis: fiber artist; Steve Schmidt: musician, arts administrator.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Scott Anderson: musician; Andrea Gaffke: artist; Judy Hickey: arts administrator; David Kassler: composer; Marie Maher: arts administrator; Kathy Peterson: playwright; Kathy Rush: thespian; Mary Ruth: artist; Jon Swanson: arts administrator; Joan Sween: playwright; Sandy Thompson: arts administrator; Gary Tollers: arts administrator; Tom Willis: potter.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed