Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Nevis Public Schools
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2012
End Date
October 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Hubbard
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,500
Direct expenses
$7,500
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

45% of the brass players of the Nevis Band program will increase their skills and knowledge of both tone and technique on their particular brass instrument and have a basic understanding how these fundamentals relate to their performed music.Each individual brass player will complete surveys prior to and following the Cooper Street Brass Residency scheduled for October 11-12, 2012.

Measurable Outcome(s)

After the two-day residency with the Cooper Street Brass Quintet there has been a significant improvement with brass players in grade 5-12. All students, including woodwinds and percussionists have been conscious of how their posture and listening skills affect their playing. After the residency students results were 60% better on a survey of common concepts than before the residency. In student music lessons I had brass students perform some of the techniques they had learned about breath support, pitch control and how to hear the music before playing it and each student showed a significant improvement from prior weeks of music lessons. Brass students are also more aware of breath support and how fast their air speed needs to be to play different notes on the scale. The end result has been an ensemble that is in tune with each other and a group that is listening for each part of the music to be present.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Ed Becker, Mary Vrendenburg, Andy Lindow, Gary Stennes, Jeannette Dudley, Sherm Anderson
Project Overview
Copper Street Brass Residency
Project Details
Funds will assist Copper Street Brass to perform a two-day residency at Nevis High School including eight educational sessions and one full-length evening performance.
Project Manager
First Name
Lisa
Last Name
Moses
Organization Name
Nevis Public Schools
Street Address
PO Box 138
City
Nevis
State
MN
Zip Code
56467
Phone
(218) 652-3500
Email
lmoses@nevis.k12.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Kathy Gustafson: visual artist, sculptor, artist career counselor; Steve Prenevost: arts appreciator, arts advocate; Diana McLain: photographer, visual artist, arts advocate; Leah Prussia: literary artist, musician, theatrical artist, craft artist; Steve Ballard: visual artist, art teacher, arts advocate; Nancy Cole: musician, theatrical artist, dance performer; Justin Holley: literary artist, musician, theatrical artist; Richard Longtine: visual artist, folk artist, craft artist, theatrical artist; Linda Kaul: craft artist, theatrical artist, dancer; Darrel Thurk: musician, arts advocate.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Kathy Gustafson: visual artist, sculptor, artist career counselor; Steve Prenevost: arts appreciator, arts advocate; Diana McLain: photographer, visual artist, arts advocate; Steve Ballard: visual artist, art teacher, arts advocate; Nancy Cole: musician, theatrical artist, dance performer; Justin Holley: literary artist, musician, theatrical artist; Richard Longtine: visual artist, folk artist, craft artist, theatrical artist; Linda Kaul: craft artist, theatrical artist, dancer; Darrel Thurk: musician, arts advocate; Lois Schaedler: visual artist, filmmaker, photographer, craft artist; Genny Lowry: Native American crafts artist, arts appreciator.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No