Arts and Cultural Heritage Community Arts Learning Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,304
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Aitkin High School
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2016
End Date
January 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Crow Wing
Cass
Mille Lacs
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,304
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,206
Direct expenses
$4,510
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Students will grow to a higher level of understanding in regards to performing improvised solos using blues scales as well as other scales presented. Students will rehearse and present selected music at the evening concert for parents and community. Video recordings will be provided for each schools director for use as an evaluation tool by discussing and assessing what they learned during the day. A brief survey will be given to each participant and director to evaluate what was learned and the value of the experience.

Measurable Outcome(s)

There are no formal measurable outcomes. The student honor bands successfully prepared and performed for an audience two challenging Jazz/Funk selections. Their development successfully progressed throughout their 4 hours of rehearsals and sectionals during the day.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Dennis Hasskamp, David Burgstaler, Peter Welshons, Kevin Hoge, John Chute, Cindi Hills, Jeremy Janzen
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage Community Arts Learning Grant
Project Details
Aitkin High School Jazz Clinic and Concert
Project Manager
First Name
Christine
Last Name
Halvorson
Organization Name
Aitkin High School
Street Address
306 2nd St NW
City
Aitkin
State
MN
Zip Code
56431
Phone
(218) 821-6119
Email
chalvorson@isd1.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director North Shore Music Association, writer; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Moira Villiard: visual artist; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor of Music at University of Minnesota-Duluth, pianist; Candace LaCosse: North House Folk School instructor, leatherwork designer and crafter; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artists, poet, and former Children’s Theatre employee; Tammy Mattonen: visual artists, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Quentin Stille: student liaison, College Music Director - KUMD.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Tammy Mattonen: visual artists, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Quentin Stille: student liaison, College Music Director - KUMD.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No