Arts in the Schools
ACHF Arts Education
1. Students will be able to follow written and spoken directions and successfully build a dulcimer. 2. Students will produce dulcimers that work and sound accurately. 3. Students will be able to play simple melodies together on a simple one-stringed dulcimer. 4. Students will be able to play simple harmonies and accompaniments to melodies. 5. Students will perform with their dulcimer at the spring band concert. Students will be observed to be sure they are meeting goals 1-4 while building and learning to play their dulcimer during the residency. Goal 5 will be assessed by student attendance at the spring band concert.
Lakeview 5th grade consists of 46 students with varying musical, academic, and physical abilities. All 46 students successfully built their very own dulcimer and all 46 were successful at playing their made instruments. This is a truly remarkable outcome.
Other, local or private
Arts in the Schools
Ross Sutter Dulcimer Residency
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.