Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Rochester Music Guild
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
January 2014
End Date
April 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 ACHF Arts Education

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

One outcome is our winners' recitals. Since these are free, many people are able to attend a high-quality concert who would not be able afford one. Another outcome is our YouTube channel; we videotape our recital and post it there. This provides access to those not able to attend our concert.We provide participants with evaluations at the conclusion of the scholarship event. The Winners' Recitals are videotaped and performances are posted on YouTube. Data is collected on 1) student participation, 2) music teacher involvement, 3) recital attendance, and 4) volunteers.

Measurable Outcome(s)

One goal was to increase the number of competitors in the string section. The number of string students rose slightly over last year. The change to the master class format provided more instruction to the students at a time when they are more receptive.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Ginny Amundson, Naomi Atrubin, Heidi Bardsley, Barb Chase, Matt Hafar, Carla Hanson, Pamela Hasse, Wendy Johnson, Lois Johnson, Rick Kiscaden, Amy Lindstrom, Marie Maher, Sylvie Nickel, Nancy Slocumb, DeAnn Spencer, Glenn VanLaningham
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
Annual Rochester Music Guild Scholarship Competition
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Rochester Music Guild
Street Address
1914 Viola Hts Ln NE PO Box 5802
Zip Code
(507) 398-7310
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