Arts in the Schools
ACHF Arts Education
1. Each Ellsworth 4th and 5th grader will build his or her own dulcimer. We will be able to document this goal with a photo. 2. Each Ellsworth 4th and 5th will learn how to play his or her own dulcimer. We will be able to document this goal with video evidence. 3. The Ellsworth 4th and 5th grade classes will perform on their dulcimers at a concert. We will be able to document this goal with video evidence. 4. The Ellsworth 4th and 5th grade classes will learn more about Scandinavian music. We will be able to document this goal with photographic and video evidence, as well as qualitative evidence from the students. 5. The Ellsworth 4th and 5th grade classes will collaborate with the Edgerton 4th and 5th grade classes playing the dulcimer and learning about Scandinavian music. We will be able to document this goal with photographic and video evidence, as well as qualitative evidence from the students. We will take photographs and video as well as gather anecdotal evidence from students. Students will also be surveyed at the end of the project to determine the success of the project.
Students were able to perform written melodies in many forms. Students were also able to improvise, create, and perform original songs.
Arts in the Schools
Edgerton/Ellsworth Dulcimer Project with Ross Sutter
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Georgette Jones: literature teacher, theatre actor/director/teacher; 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 of Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member of 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; Anne O'Keefe-Jackson: human resources director, bead and quill work; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County; Brett Lehman: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Reggie Gorter: vocalist, theatre, voice and dance teacher; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Scott Tedrick: journalist, Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization, theatre director/actor.
Ellen Copperud: writing, education; Cindy Demers: visual art, education, Joyce Meyer: visual art, education, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Board; Kari Weber: visual art, education; Tom Wirt: visual art, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Board.