Arts in the Schools

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,588
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Dawson-Boyd Public Schools
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
December 2015
End Date
April 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Lac qui Parle
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,588
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$3,588
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Students will build their own one stringed dulcimer and limberjack by following step-by-step directions. Students will be able to play a variety of songs solo and with a group in a performance on their dulcimer. Students will be able to explain how pitch changes with the length of the dulcimer string. Students will be able to keep rhythm and beat with their limberjack dancing. Students will learn different Scandinavian dances and perform them. Students will be teachers as well as learners as they introduce their instruments to first graders, parents, and Senior Care Center residents. Students will each complete How to Build a Dulcimer" - a set of instructions for building a dulcimer. Students will perform as a group and in small groups at the end of residency performance to demonstrate their mastery of the instruments and the dances. Students will journal about the constructing of both instruments and the experience of teaching first graders and seniors about the dulcimer. The residency will also include time to evaluate with the teachers and the artist."

Measurable Outcome(s)

Thirty-eight students: built their own one-stringed dulcimer and limberjack by following step-by-step directions; learned to play a variety of songs solo and with a group in a performance on their dulcimer; able to explain how pitch changes with the length of the dulcimer string; learned to keep rhythm and beat with their limberjack dancing; learned different Scandinavian dances and performed them; became teachers to 37 first graders and to their Senior Care Center resident friends as they introduced their instruments to new audiences; shared their learning with the elementary school population at the end of residency concert.

Description of Funds
Recipient Board Members
Jon Wager, Bruce Lund, Tony Aafedt, Ann Jenson, Brett Buer, Dan Lee, Dean Solem
Project Overview
Arts in the Schools
Project Details
Ross Sutter Folk instrument-building, music and dance residency
Project Manager
First Name
Luanne
Last Name
Fondell
Organization Name
Dawson-Boyd Public Schools
Street Address
848 Chestnut St
City
Dawson
State
MN
Zip Code
56232-2224
Phone
(320) 769-2955x 246
Email
lfondell@dwby.k12.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Kathy Fransen: musician, theatre, Rhythm of the River coordinator; Janet Olney: visual artist, Willmar Area Arts Council coordinator; Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council; Kate Aydin: retired educator; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, former High School English/creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Dan Wahl: writer, visual artist, director, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Brett Lehman: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Reggie Gorter: vocalist, theatre, voice/dance teacher; Scott Tedrick: journalist, Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization, theatre director/actor.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Andrea Anderson: education; Ellen Copperud: literature education, theatre; Jeff Iverson: music education, theatre; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No