Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Mankato Children's Chorus
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2011
End Date
April 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Le Sueur
Martin
Nicollet
Sibley
Waseca
Watonwan
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$38,000
Direct expenses
$44,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To increase public awareness of Mankato Children's Chorus, have an increase in total choir members and returning members, and increased audience attendance.An evaluation form similar to last year will be used. Students will be surveyed regarding music performed, quality, venue performed in, and other suggestions for the choir. The audiences will be surveyed at both concerts. Student participation will be tracked by group.

Measurable Outcome(s)

They increased public awareness of Mankato Children's Chorus, had an increase in total choir members and returning members, and increased audience attendance.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Scott Allen, Leah Ries, Kristin Baty, Kristen Kienholz, Diane Storvick, Kris Jackson, Jeff Adams, Mary Schuldt, Doug Schuldt, Mark Wamma, Tim Bistrup
Project Overview
Mankato Children's Chorus
Project Details
They will present youth choral concerts featuring five choirs and provide instrumentalists.
Project Manager
First Name
Leah
Last Name
Ries
Organization Name
Mankato Children's Chorus
Street Address
PO Box 3482
City
Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
56001
Phone
(507) 341-0120
Email
mankatochildrenschorus@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Denice Evers: retired teacher, and volunteer with Springfield Community Theater; Mary Jane Glawe: visual artist; Sara Krassin: arts administrator for the Childrens' Museum of Southern Minnesota; Joe McCabe: St. James City Manager, volunteers with the St. James Community Theater; Mary Motter: 5th grade teacher at Eagle Lake Elementary, arts volunteer; Pat Potzler: retired teacher, singer in the Minnesota Valley Sweet Adelines; Lill Robinson: retired Language Arts teacher, volunteer with the Blue Earth Community Theater; Paula Scheffler: substitute teacher in LeSueur; Melanie Schmidt: high school speech coach, Program Director for Mankato Community Education; Bonnie Taplin: volunteer with the Interlaken Heritage Days Festival; Elizabeth Traxler: teacher, playwright, director; Gina Wenger: professor of Art Education at Minnesota State University; Greg Wilkins: Director of Student Activities at Minnesota State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Denice Evers: retired teacher, and volunteer with Springfield Community Theater; Mary Jane Glawe: visual artist; Sara Krassin: arts administrator for the Childrens Museum of Southern Minnesota; Joe McCabe: St. James City Manager, volunteers with the St. James Community Theater; Mary Motter: 5th grade teacher at Eagle Lake Elementary, arts volunteer; Pat Potzler: retired teacher, singer in the Minnesota Valley Sweet Adelines; Lill Robinson: retired Language Arts teacher, volunteer with the Blue Earth Community Theater; Paula Scheffler: substitute teacher in LeSueur; Melanie Schmidt: high school speech coach, Program Director for Mankato Community Education; Bonnie Taplin: volunteer with the Interlaken Heritage Days Festival; Elizabeth Traxler: teacher, playwright, director; Gina Wenger: professor of Art Education at Minnesota State University; Greg Wilkins: Director of Student Activities at Minnesota State University.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No