Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage
(1) As a result of this program, Bemidji Symphony Orchestra musicians will enhance their skills through the performance of a contemporary concerto. (2) As a result of this program, music teachers will be stimulated to generate ideas on how the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra can collaborate with them to benefit students. (3) Music is seen as a therapeutic and/or “civilizing” tool because of its uncanny ability to influence emotions. As a result of the Rouse piece, the audience will discern reactions personally experienced during its performance. (1) Bemidji Symphony Orchestra board/staff will meet with 7 to 10 Bemidji Symphony Orchestra musicians in a focus group designed to gain feedback on what type of Bemidji Symphony Orchestra programming best inspires their skills to grow. (2) Music educators who attend the children’s concert will be surveyed via email as to how the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra can collaborate with them to the benefit of their students’ education. (3) The audience will be asked to assess their reactions during the Rouse Concerto and write them on a Post-it Note to be collected.
1. Eight BSO musicians gave feedback, and all agreed they welcome new and challenging music, with the challenge being more important than their personal enjoyment of the piece (summary attached). 2. Music educators welcome the opportunity for students to hear a live orchestral music concert (email attached). 3. Almost 17% of our audience responded with a post-it note, and they were 94% positive! Respondents were delighted, moved, and/or challenged by the music they heard (summary attached).
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