Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
The Vecchione/Erdahl Duo AKA OboeBass!
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
January 2017
End Date
February 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We propose to reach and engage audiences totaling 250 residents and guests at our series of seven monthly programs at five residences. We want to leave residents with enhanced understanding of music and increased skills and resources to better appreciate it as audience members. At the end of the series, we give activity directors and audience members' different evaluations to measure audience growth in music appreciation, skills, and communicating about musical experiences, both from the perspectives of the residence activity director professionals and from the audience participants. We also converse with the residents after every performance to get their immediate feedback and hear their stories.

Measurable Outcome(s)

These programs build community. Activity directors tell us residents discuss these programs and share their musical experiences with each other outside of the activity. People feel empowered with skills and knowledge to enhance their ongoing listening and concert-going experiences. We reached over 200 people at 5 residences, with most people attending most or all 7 of the programs.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Sylvia Wilson, Tom Barnard, Bob Adney, Rolf Jacobson, Donna Roe, Carrie Vecchione, Rolf Erdahl
Project Overview

Arts Learning

Project Details

OboeBass! "Pages of Music" Senior Residence Music Learning series.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
The Vecchione/Erdahl Duo AKA OboeBass!
Street Address
6857 133rd St W
Apple Valley
Zip Code
(651) 319-1413
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Julie Andersen: Eagan Art House Executive Director; Bethany Brunsell: Music teacher, performer; Shelly Chamberlain: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Operations Director; Marisol Chiclana-Ayla: Artist, Board Chair at El Arco Iris; Jamil Jude: Theatre artist; Tricia Khutoretsky: Public Functionary Curator and Co-Director; Peter Leggett: Walker West Music Academy Executive Director; Dayna Martinez: Ordway Center for the Performing Arts; Coleen McLaughlin: Arts Midwest Director of External Relations; Tom Moffatt: Silverwood Park Supervisor; Osman Mohamed Ali: Somali Museum of Minnesota Founder and Executive Director; Kathy Mouacheupao: Twin Cities Local Initiatives Support, Corporation Cultural Corridor Coordinator; Adam Napoli-Rangel: Artist; Heather Rutledge: ArtReach Saint Croix Executive Director; Djenane Saint Juste: Afoutayi Dance Company Founder; Andrea Sjogren: Hopkins Public Schools Youth Programs Coordinator; Dameun Strange: Composer, Performer; Melissa Wright: Twin Cities Public Television.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Chad Kampe: General administration, education, artistic; Terri Thao: Organizational development, community education, general adminstration; Kate Fisher: Education, artistic; Jacqueline Stahlman: Community education, education, general administration; Ashleigh Penrod: Artistic, administration, marketing; Karen Charles: Artistic, education, administration.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed