Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
MacPhail Center for Music
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
March 2013
End Date
June 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Yellow Medicine
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

MacPhail Center for Music will partner with eleven schools or school districts in providing online, interactive music classes to middle and high school bands. MacPhail Center for Music will document the following: 1) School districts and schools receiving MacPhail Center for Music Online Residency Initiative music instruction. 2) Music educators receiving professional development. 3) Numbers, grades of students enrolled. 4) Music classes selected by partner schools from menu of nine offerings. 2: MacPhail Center for Music will partner with 14 communities in greater Minnesota to build community pride, support, and the perception of the quality of schools' music programs. Student participation in the public school music program and audience attendance at school music performances will increase 5% from previous school.

Measurable Outcome(s)

MacPhail partnered with eight school districts in Greater Minnesota to build community pride, support and perception of the quality of school music programs. In the proposal, the project was named MacPhail Online Residency Initiative. It has since been renamed Online School Partnerships (OSP). Partners selected classes from a menu of nine offerings with partner schools taking advantage of sectionals, one-to-one lessons, and band, choir and jazz ensemble sessions. The school districts included in this project were Thief River Falls, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunberg, Lester Prairie, Mora, New London-Spicer, Montevideo, Willmar and Yellow Medicine East.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Aaron Alt, Jane Alexander, Barry Berg, Sally Blanks, Mark Borman, Margee Bracken, Ellen Breyer, Hudie Broughton, Roma Calatayud-Stocks, Kate Cimino, Tom Clark, Leslie Frecon, Rahoul Ghose, Ajay Gupta, Penny Hunt, Robert P. Lawson, Diana Lewis, Kate Morten
Project Overview
Arts Learning
Project Details
MacPhail Online Residency Initiative will support and enhance music education programs in eleven greater Minnesota public schools, using interactive, online technology.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
MacPhail Center for Music
Street Address
501 S 2nd St
Zip Code
(612) 767-5309
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Judson Bemis Jr.: Actor, arts administrator, founder and principal of Clere Consulting. Secretary, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.; John Gunyou, City manager, Minnetonka.; Benjamin Klipfel: Board member, Minnesota State Arts Board. Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Pamela Perri: Executive vice president, Builders Association of Minnesota.; Margaret Rapp: Former educator, Saint Paul Academy and Summit School. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Anton Treuer: Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Alyssa Baguss: Arts programming coordinator, Three Rivers Park District/Silverwood Park; Betty Devine: Jewelry designer and lettering artist; Southeastern Minnesota Visual Artists co-op board member; Kelly Dupre: Instructor- printmaking and mosaics; Volunteer and classroom coordinator, North House Folks School, Grand Marais; Scott Gustafson: Department Leader, Visual Arts and Technologies, Eastview High School, Apple Valley; Denise Kulawik: Writer, Producer; Susan Lundin: Director of Government Relations, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities; Ward Merrill: Executive Director, Backus Community Center, presenter; Heather Miller-Shiell: Director of Development and Institutional Giving, Minnesota Orchestra
Conflict of Interest Disclosed