ACHF Arts Education
The chamber music environment of Dawson-Boyd and Marshall will be enriched with ten days of quality activities for 2,000+ residents with Artaria, a professional string quartet. Collaborators will track the number of participants, and ask them what they learned from the residency. They will also assess how participants felt about the quality of the Artaria-led activities. 2: Artaria will travel to communities and lead free activities with residents of different ages and musical abilities. Concert tickets will be affordable. Evaluations will determine if activities reached a wide range of people, and if they perceived any barriers. Partners will make sure the ticket prices do not prevent anyone from attending concerts.
The ASQ interacted closely with high school string students, adult string players and the community in Dawson-Boyd, and performed outreach events and public concerts in both Dawson and Marshall. All string player participants were given a survey to fill out in Dawson-Boyd. In Marshall no audience surveys were given, but there was plenty of positive and extremely enthusiastic verbal responses from audience members following each of the community concerts. 2: The actual outcome of Artaria’s visits to both communities was that audiences and students were exposed to a high level of string playing and teaching. In addition to surveys collected in Dawson-Boyd, the ASQ relied upon verbal feedback from audience and community members as well fellow musicians in the Southwest Minnesota Symphony Orchestra, teachers at Dawson-Boyd High School and Southwest Minnesota State University, librarians in Dawson-Boyd and Marshall, and from the student and adult string players that were coached.
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