Minnesota's Legacy

Arts in the Schools

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Tracy Area Elementary School
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2013
End Date
June 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Lyon
Murray
Redwood
Lyon
Murray
Redwood
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$2,000
Administration costs
$0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The goal of this program is to increase the quantity and types of arts learning opportunities for youth.This new project will provide an additional form of music education and performance to students in upper-elementary grades, a population currently only partially served by an elective band program in grades 5 and 6 and community theatre opportunities when they arise on a semi-annual basis. No community or school choirs currently exist for this age level; thus, simply creating and sustaining a quality ensemble will accomplish the goals of this program. More specifically, this project's goals are to not only encourage young singers to participate in elective music instruction in grades 4-6 and gain additional content knowledge, but to ease a transition from classroom music instruction at the elementary level to ensemble performance offerings at the high school level. Additional evidence of success may be found in increased student participation in the 7-12 choirs at Tracy Area High School. Further, the community-building aspects of participation in this elementary choir will foster positive relationships among its members that may well last through high school and beyond.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The primary objective of this project was to create a new ensemble as an additional offering to students not currently served by an existing fifth and sixth grade band program and not old enough to participate in existing school choirs. This goal has already been achieved. Further demonstrable outcomes would be increased musical skills and/or growing participation in secondary choral ensembles in grades 7-12, though baseline measures were not taken and no formal assessment of skills was intended.

Description of Funds
Recipient Board Members
Jody Bauer, Annette Miller, Rodney Benson, Thomas Hook, Al Landa, Nikki Swanson, Ben Ludeman
Project Overview
Afterschool Choir for elementary aged students
Project Details
Afterschool Choir for elementary aged students
Project Manager
First Name
Tracey
Last Name
Olson
Organization Name
Tracy Area Elementary School
Street Address
700 S 4th St
City
Tracy
State
MN
Zip Code
56175
Phone
(507) 629-5518
Email
olsont@tracy.k12.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Jane Link: visual artist, board member of Milan Village Arts School, and Milan Community Education, and Greater Milan Initiative; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Kathy Fransen: musician, certified clinical musician, founder and coordinator of Rhythm of the River music/art festival; Janet Olney: artist, coordinator for Willmar Area Arts Council, founding member of Kaleidoscope Gallery; Randy Meyer: visual artist and farmer, former art teacher; Kate Aydin: retired educator, multidisciplinary curriculum developer, board member of Lincoln County Pioneer Museum; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Vice President of Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner of Clay Coyote Gallery, founding member and president of Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member of Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, High School English and creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member of Prairie Music Association and Prairie Oasis Players, former clogger; Ellen Copperud: retired language arts teacher, theatre director; Dan Wahl: visual artist, musician, participant in community theater productions, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Emily Olson: musician, writing instructor; Tamara Isfeld: visual artist, art teacher for Renville County West Schools, Arts Meander planning committee, board member at Granite Arts Council and Renville Friends of the Arts; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, treasurer of Rock County Fine Arts Association, board member for Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County, Art Rocks planning committee; Sydney Massee: visual artist, quilter, behind the scenes assistant in theatre productions, board member of Lac qui Parle Valley School District; Audrey Fuller: writer, arts advocate, tribal planner, grant writer.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Emily Olson: musician, writing instructor; Sydney Massee: visual artist, quilter, behind the scenes assistant in theatre productions, board member of Lac qui Parle Valley School District; Janet Olney: artist, coordinator at Willmar Area Arts Council, founding member of Kaleidoscope Gallery; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member of Prairie Music Association and Prairie Oasis Players, former clogger; Susan Marco: writer, High School English and creative writing teacher.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No