Arts Learning

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Carrie Vecchione
Recipient Type
In Progress
Start Date
September 2017
End Date
August 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Minnesota seniors will gain an enhanced comprehension and connection to the world of music. Evaluation forms administered at the final presentation to residents evaluates impact of the session(s) on personal musical knowledge, reflection of material presented and practical application. 2: Minnesota seniors will be inspired to share musical experiences. Evaluation forms administered at the final presentation to activity directors will assess behavior changes observed in residents.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview

Arts Learning

Project Details

OboeBass!, Carrie Vecchione, and Rolf Erdahl, will conduct a series of music education programs in nine senior residences in various Minnesota cities.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Carrie Vecchione
(651) 319-1414
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Member of the Smithsonian National Board. Former chair of the board, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Officer-at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Mayor of Red Wing, elected 2016. Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies.; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Anne Adabra: Founder and chair, Minnesota Haitian Cultural Center; social studies teacher; dancer and storyteller; Bradley Althoff: Managing producer and senior project manager, Classical MPR; Micahel Burgraff: Executive director, A Center for the Arts, Fergus Falls; Nathaniel Dickey: Associate Professor of Music; low brass, band; Phyllis Doyle: Retired arts administrator; award-winning poet and fiction writer; Robert Gardner: Artistic executive director, Minnesota Ballet; Jane Gudmundson: Former education director, Plains Art Museum in Fargo

Conflict of Interest Disclosed