Arts and Cultural Heritage Community Arts Learning Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,850
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2015
End Date
September 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
$4,850
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$4,850
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The goal of the Quartet Project is for the students to: 1) have a learning experience performing in a chamber ensemble with other students; 2) receive chamber music coaching from experienced area musicians; and 3) present two performances: a side-by-side performance of a major work for string orchestra with members of the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra; chamber ensemble performance with fellow students at the Quartet Project finale.The Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra evaluates the effectiveness of the Quartet Project by the number of student participants, student and instructor evaluations, audience attendance and response for the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra concert that features the Quartet Project, and by camp evaluation presented, post season, by the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra's Artistic Director/Conductor and Quartet Project Co-Director to the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra Board of Directors.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The 2015 Quartet Project provided the following outcomes to participating students: 1) a learning experience performing in a chamber ensemble with other students; 2) students received music coaching from experienced area musicians; and 3) students presented two performances: a side-by-side performance of a major work for string orchestra with members of the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra and a chamber ensemble performance with fellow students at the Quartet Project finale concert.

Description of Funds
Recipient Board Members
Ann Hodge, Aaron Bransky, Tom Eling, Brenda Schrader-Johnson, Geoff Popham, Ted Harwood, John Fochs, Pamela Benson, Anne Cotter
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage Community Arts Learning Grant
Project Details
The Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra seeks funding to improve the educational opportunities afforded by the Quartet Project, an annual string quartet training program for high school and upper-level middle school students from the greater Twin Ports area. Students study chamber and orchestra repertoire. Group sessions include instrument care, musician health, and music theory. This project builds audiences and appreciation for chamber music.
Project Manager
First Name
Warren
Last Name
Friesen
Organization Name
Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra
Street Address
PO Box 434
City
Duluth
State
MN
Zip Code
55801
Phone
(218) 525-4076
Email
warren.t.friesen@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