Arts Learning Grant
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage
The Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra will hold an intensive two-week workshop in chamber music for area middle and high school string students. Students will 1) receive coaching in chamber music from professional musicians; 2) present a concert of major works performed by constituent ensembles; 3) present a major work for string orchestra sitting side-by-side with members of the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra. Students will gain an understanding and appreciation of the chamber music genre and the unique challenges and rewards to be gained in this endeavor. They will develop skills in artistic decision-making, interpersonal communication, musical interpretation, and professional deportment. The Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra evaluates the effectiveness of the Quartet Project by the number of student participants, student and instructor written evaluations, comments from parents, audience attendance and response for the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra concert that features the Quartet Project, and by camp evaluation presented, post-season, by the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra's Artistic Director/Conductor and Quartet Project Co-Director to the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra Board of Directors. Because the student faculty ratio, at less than four to 1, is so small, much of the evaluation happens informally and throughout the workshop. Students are invited and encouraged to communicate with the artistic staff and the staff frequently meets over the lunch hour to discuss the program.
Other,local or private
Arts Learning Grant
Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra Quartet Project, an intensive chamber music workshop for area string students.
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.