Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,500
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Mankato Symphony Orchestra Association AKA Mankato Symphony Orchestra
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2011
End Date
June 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Faribault
Le Sueur
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
$6,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$15,010
Direct expenses
$21,510
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Develop a broader, more diverse audience base through concert series designed to appeal to people not served by traditional orchestral concerts. To offer free music education programs for young people which will develop a lifelong interest in music.Staff will gather data for BachÆs Lunch and Music on the Hill including concert attendance, tickets purchased in advance and at the door, audience demographics, perception of quality of performance, etc. Survey forms will be handed out at concerts and results will be tabulated and analyzed. The music appreciation classes will also do a survey and evaluate student responses and they will conduct interviews with participating teachers and volunteers.

Measurable Outcome(s)

They developed a broader, more diverse audience base through a concert series designed to appeal to people not served by traditional orchestral concerts. They offered free music education programs for young people which developed a lifelong interest in mu

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Neil Nurre, Eric Plath, Herb Kroon, Tricia Stenberg, Jonathan Zierdt, Keith Balster, Cheryl Regan, David Kim, Jim Santori, Yvonne Cariveau, Sonja Jacobsen, Joh Lindberg, Kenneth Gertjejansen, Keith Boleen
Project Overview
Mankato Symphony Orchestra
Project Details
They will present Music on the Hill with four chamber music concerts, BachÆs Lunch with four childrenÆs concerts, and Music Appreciation introducing 3rd graders to orchestral instruments.
Project Manager
First Name
Sara
Last Name
Buechmann
Organization Name
Mankato Symphony Orchestra Association AKA Mankato Symphony Orchestra
Street Address
PO Box 645
City
Mankato
State
MN
Zip Code
56001
Phone
(507) 625-8880
Email
mso@hickorytech.net
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