Arts and Cultural Heritage Community Arts Learning Grant
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage
It is a goal of this project to engage between 20 and 30 strings students in a week long camp focused on jazz and improvisation. Another quantitative goal relates to attendance at the final showcase concert, where we hope to attract an audience of at least 200 people. From an educational success standpoint, the goal for the project includes improving the participants' knowledge and skill levels of improvisation and jazz theory while enhancing their understanding and ability in their primary area of study.Itasca Orchestra and Strings Program Executive Director will assess the project in consultation with the teaching artists. Evaluation tools will include an initial survey of the youth as they begin the summer camp and a follow-up survey on the final day. These surveys will be used to determine if the program has met the students' expectations and provide an assessment of whether learning goals were met. Upon completion of the camp, teaching artists will provide verbal assessments and feedback to the Itasca Orchestra and Strings Program Executive Director for additional qualitative evaluation of the progress of students toward learning and project goals. Ticket sales for the showcase concert will measure our success in reaching the attendance goal.
The measurable goals of this project included providing string students a week long camp on jazz improvisation and hosting a final showcase concert to an audience of family and community members. From an educational success standpoint, the project goals included improving the participants' knowledge and skill levels of improvisation and jazz theory while enhancing their understanding and ability in the primary area of study. Students received weeklong jazz instruction, and the showcase concert for family and community members was greatly enjoyed by those who attended. The Student Surveys taken at the beginning and end of camp indicated that students comfort level rose from a 1 to 2 up to 5-6 range (on a scale from 1 to 6). Student surveys indicated their expectations were achieved, and we actually received only positive feedback on the experience!
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