Arts and Cultural Heritage Community Arts Learning Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Arrowhead Chorale
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
November 2014
End Date
July 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Carlton
Lake
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$5,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$550
Direct expenses
$5,550
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Recruit 12 youth scholar apprentices from 5-6 area high schools. Provide opportunity for the youth to learn, rehearse and perform two principle classical works with the Arrowhead Chorale. Secure the involvement of vocal and instrumental performers to be a part of the collaboration with the Arrowhead chorale and its youth apprentices. Provide two public performances of the following works: Title: Genesis Part I: 'Creation'; Composer: Robert S. Cohen; For brass, percussion, and choir. Title: In the Beginning; Composer: Aaron Copland; For soprano and choir a cappella.1) Collect data on the number of: local choral directors contacted, interested students, actual youth apprentices involved, area high schools from which students were recruited/participated, rehearsals with youth apprentices only and with the Chorale, professional artists involved, and audience members who attend the performances (adult/youth). 2) Hold a focus group meeting of the choral directors and their students pre/post activity in order to ascertain feedback on the experience. 3) Meet with and/or survey: the professional artists and Arrowhead Chorale members about their experience with the youth apprentices, audience members after each concert in both written and verbal form.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Recruit 12 youth scholar apprentices from 5-6 area high schools. 9 were recruited. Provide opportunity for the youth to learn, rehearse and perform two principle classical works with the Arrowhead Chorale. All the young people regularly attended the rehearsals, and had extra time spent with either the director or assistant director for additional support. Secure the involvement of vocal and instrumental performers to be a part of the collaboration with the Arrowhead chorale and its youth apprentices. 7 instrumentalists and soprano soloist performed with the group. Provide two public performances of the following works: Title: Genesis Part I: 'Creation'. Composer: Robert S. Cohen. For brass, percussion, and choir. Two performances were held at Weber Music Hall in May, 2015."

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Brad Anderson, Kim Keuning, Cecelia Riehl, Susan Masterson, Cathy Schuyler, Ryan Sather, Bob Kelley, Karen Keenan, Nathan Winesett
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage Community Arts Learning Grant
Project Details
The Arrowhead Chorale will collaborate with local area high school student aspiring music scholars, and professional vocal and instrumental artists to create a multi-generational experience that is focused on performing Copeland’s In the Beginning and an unpublished cantata, Genesis Part I: 'Creation', composed by Cohen. Involving aspiring vocal scholars from local high schools will not only serve to motivate them to perform at high levels, but also to reinforce the value of classical works to these young collaborators. The spring 2015 activity will serve as a community outreach project for the Chorale and seeks to involve approximately 12 aspiring vocal scholars as apprentices.
Project Manager
First Name
Susan
Last Name
Masterson
Organization Name
Arrowhead Chorale
Street Address
506 Michigan St W
City
Duluth
State
MN
Zip Code
55802
Phone
(715) 562-0002
Email
arrowheadchorale@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Erling Ellison: jewelry designer and creator, speech coach and judge, director of Garrison Art Fair; Ken Bloom: Director of Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota-Duluth; Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director North Shore Music Association, writer; Peter Pestalozzi: furniture maker, wood worker; Catherine Meier: website designer, printmaker, drawer, animator; David Beard: Assistant Professor of University of Minnesota-Duluth writing studies; Mark King: actor, theater reviewer, musician; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Ashley Leek: student of Art Education at University of Minnesota-Duluth, ceramic artist, art educator; John Gregor: photographer, art educator, community art advocate; Ann Russ: music performer, community song leader, choir director, workshop leader, past director and founder of North Shore Music Association Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Dana Mattice: Development and Communications Director of The Art Institute Duluth.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; David Beard: Assistant Professor of University of Minnesota-Duluth writing studies; Ann Russ: music performer, community song leader, choir director, workshop leader, past director and founder of North Shore Music Association; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Erling Ellison: jewelry designer and creator, speech coach and judge, director of Garrison Art Fair.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No