Arts Learning Grant
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage
North Shore Music Association's long-range goal of this project is to continue our mission of offering the highest quality musical education and performances possible. The specific goal for this year's Bluegrass Masters Weekend is to serve our vocal students an excellent learning experience with one of the Bluegrass circuit's top vocalist/instructors. One desired measurable outcome is to hear from our workshop participants that they had a wonderful time learning from Valerie Smith and that they will take what they've learned into their daily practice to hone their vocal craft. Our other desired outcome is to receive enthusiastic feedback on surveys handed out to jamming participants and concert audience members. Evaluation methods for this project will include: assessment of feedback and data taken from surveys filled out by workshop students, jamming participants, audience members, and the workshop instructor; assessment of participant and audience verbal feedback, both during and after the event; a count of workshop attendees; and a count of concert-ticket buyers.
Other,local or private
Arts Learning Grant
Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike: Bluegrass vocalist and instructor, teaches and performs at Masters Weekend.
Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Moira Villiard: visual artist, Cultural Programming Coordinator at American Indian Community Housing Organization; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artist, poet, and former Children’s Theatre employee; Tammy Mattonen: visual artists, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Kayla Aubid: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center; Ariana Daniel: mixed media artist, arts instructor; Kathy Neff: musician, Director, Fine Arts Academy at the University of Minnesota-Duluth; Ron Piercy: jeweler, gallery owner; Emily Swanson: arts administrator at Oldenburg Arts and Cultural Community; Christina Nohre: writer and arts advocate.
Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Tammy Mattonen: visual artist, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Ariana Daniel: mixed media artist, arts instructor; Kathy Neff: musician, Director, Fine Arts Academy at the University of Minnesota Duluth; Amy Varsek: Education Director, Duluth Art Institute; Kendra Carlson: writing and theater instructor, University of Minnesota Duluth; David Marty: former director of the Reif Performing Arts Center, Grand Rapids.