Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Organizations
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage
This project will allow Bemidji State University music majors to work with professionals, improving their understanding of the music they perform and the role of collaboration. Additionally, the project will educate music students attending Bemidji Schools and the Headwaters School of Music and the Arts by exposing them to professional-grade performances and offering a question-and-answer session. Furthermore, this project will offer Bemidji residents recitals of music they may otherwise not be exposed to. Music teachers and directors will be contacted via email and asked about how the experience impacted their classes. Students who work directly with the professional musicians will be able to report their experience to their respective professors in talk-back sessions. The professors will also have a chance to voice their opinions through talk-back sessions and interviews with the project director. Lastly, the master class will provide observable impacts on the critiqued students.
Bemidji State University music majors worked with professional musicians and were able to report their experiences to their private teachers and to the project director. Students in Bemidji area schools heard seldom-performed music executed by professionals and asked the musicians questions following the performance. Residents in Bemidji heard professional-grade performances of seldom-played music commented on their experience. I have included testimonials from each demographic in the uploaded file below.
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