Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Rochester Chamber Music Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
January 2016
End Date
March 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Cass
Dakota
Dodge
Fillmore
Goodhue
Hennepin
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Ramsey
Rice
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,045
Direct expenses
$4,545
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We endeavor to increase interest in chamber music by using the finest musicians. Our concerts are free, and our venue is handicapped accessible. The artists offer their insights into the music to audience members. Our jazz concerts attract people who feel they don't enjoy classical music. 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 and donations.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We met our goal of increasing interest in chamber music by offering our concert with no admission charge in an accessible venue. We used the finest musicians, the concert producer gave commentary on the pieces, and the all-jazz program attracted new audience members.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Grace Cheng, Jane Cooper, Stephaie Deng, Robert Gardner, Grace Greason, Judy Hickey, Bella Lichen, Horacio Nuguid, Mark Scheitel, Helga Smars, Joan Smith, Theo Thayib, David Townsend, Paul Walker, Tomo Yamada
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
Rochester Chamber Music Society Jazz Concert
Project Manager
First Name
Horacio
Last Name
Nuguid
Organization Name
Rochester Chamber Music Society
Street Address
PO Box 834
City
Rochester
State
MN
Zip Code
55903
Phone
(507) 287-9765
Email
rcmsociety@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Kjel Alkire: performance artist; John Becker: Business Owner; Hal Cropp: Executive Director, Commonweal; Daved Driscoll: Executive Director, Words Players; Julie Fakler: operations manager, Paradise Center; Drue Fergison: linguist, writer; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer; Paula Michel: secretary, Harmony Arts Board; Connie Nelson: music educator; Jane Olive: costumer; Scott Roberts: visual artist; 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: musician; Kathleen Peterson, playwright; Kathy Rush: thespian; Mary Ruth: dancer; Joan Sween: author; Sandy Thompson: arts administrator; Gary Tollers: musician; Tom Willis: potter
Conflict of Interest Contact
Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Robin Pearson (507) 281-4848