Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Rochester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
December 2014
End Date
June 2015
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

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Two thousand fourth grade students will attend a professional classical music concert featuring world-renown artist Midori. Will build partnership with area schools to give all students opportunity to experience and learn about classical music and live orchestral performances. Student attendance will be tracked via box office ticketing. Teachers will survey students with surveys we provide to learn about their experience for future program planning. Teachers will complete surveys regarding process evaluation and value of event to their music education programs.

Measurable Outcome(s)

More than 1400 fourth graders experienced a high-quality classical music performance with students only a few years older than themselves joining professional musicians. By introducing these students to classical music, seeds were planted that may result in some of them choosing to study music in the future.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
John Beatty, Jay Beck, Brian Childs, Donna Cunningham, Andrew Good, Deneene Graham, James Gross, Ashley Hall, Rafael Jiminez, Valerie Lemaine, Levin Livingood, Jodi Melius, Joseph Mish, Eric Ofori-Atta, Mary Beth Sancomb-Moran, James Sloan
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
Children's concert for area fourth 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: Business Owner; Hal Cropp: Executive Director, Commonweal; Daved Driscoll: Executive Director, Words Players; Julie Fakler: education coordinator, Paradise Center; Drue Fergison: linguist, writer; Teresa Kauffmann: photographer; Connie Nelson: music educator; Jane Olive: costumer; Scott Roberts: arts administrator; 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; Kathy Rush: thespian; Mary Ruth: dancer; Jon Swanson: curator; Joan Sween: author; Philip Taylor: artist; Sandy Thompson: arts administrator; Gary Tollers: musician; Tom Willis: potter