Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Bridge Chamber Music Festival
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
July 2014
End Date
September 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

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

Rochester Chamber Music Society endeavors to increase interest in chamber music while providing exquisite concerts accessible to all. We use the finest musicians, concerts are free, and our venue is handicapped accessible with excellent acoustics. Our artists offer their insights into the music to audience members.A survey given out to audience members at the April concert ; Recordings made for each of the concerts; Concert analysis by the Rochester Chamber Music Society board; Feedback from the artists themselves; Informal discussions with audience members; Data collection regarding attendance, donations, and expenses.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We increased the number of arts events, increased the number of Minnesota artists involved in making art, and presented chamber music and jazz concerts of the highest quality with educational events for all audiences.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Amy Acheson, Anthony Becker, David Carter, Eleanor Croone, Garda Kahn, Robert Kuyper, Elizabetn Olson, Judy Swanson
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
Bridge Chamber Music Festival jazz concerts
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Bridge Chamber Music Festival
Street Address
2011 Grant Dr PO Box 173
Zip Code
(507) 786-3535
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Hal Cropp: Executive Director Commonweal Theatre Company; Daved Driscoll: Artistic Director Northland Words-Words Players Theatre; Drue Fergison: musicologist with dance and literary expertise; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer and public information officer City of Albert Lea; Paula Michel: Secretary Harmony Arts Board; Judy Saye-Willis: visual artist and former director Faribault Art Center; Steven Schmidt: musician and General Manager City of Rochester Music Department.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Scott Anderson: musician; Liz Bucheit: owner/artist Crown Trout Jewelers; Alan Calavano: president Rochester Male Chorus; Judy Hickey: board Children's Dance Theatre; William Hoy: playwright and songwriter; Katie Hae Leo: Minnesota State Arts Board Cultural Community Liaison; Kathy Rush: Lockwood Theatre Company; Jon Swanson; curator Minnesota Marine Art Museum; Phil Taylor: visual artist; Loretta Verbout; board secretary Mantorville Art Guild.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed