Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
The Bach Society of Minnesota
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
June 2012
End Date
March 2013
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
The Bach Society of Minnesota will tour baroque and jazz music to Gustavus Adophus College in Saint Peter in order to expand the Bach Society's audience, to bring innovative music to greater Minnesota, and to support the college's role in the local music
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Judson Bemis Jr., Actor, arts administrator, founder and principal of Clere Consulting. Secretary, Minnesota State Arts Board., Ardell Brede, Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002., Peggy Burnet, Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Michael Charron, Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies., John Gunyou, City manager, Minnetonka., Benjamin Klipfel, Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.,Ellen McInnis, Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Pamela Perri, Executive vice president, Builders Association of Minnesota., Margaret Rapp, Former educator, Saint Paul Academy and Summit School. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board., Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Lynne Beck: Development director, COMPAS.; Steven Downing: Consultant, Northern Community Radio. School Board member, Northern Lights Community School. Trustee, Northland Foundation. Writer, musician, teacher, and arts administrator.; Stephanie Eichman: Executive director, Minnesota Dance Ensemble.; Jane Gudmundson: Artist and arts educator.; Athena Kildegaard: Lecturer, University of Minnesota Morris.; Jeff Larson: Producing director, Minnesota Fringe Festival.; Alberta Marana: Landscape artist.; Peter Pestalozzi: Board member, Arrowhead Regional Arts Council. Co-owner, Oddessy Design Works. Furniture designer/craftsman.; Kathleen Ray: Executive director, Central Square Cultural and Civic Center. Theater artist and playwright.|Dyani Reynolds-WhiteHawk, Arts project manager, Native American Development Institute. Traditional Lakota and contemporary artist.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Minnesota professional artists and arts organizations have more opportunities to tour their work throughout the state. Minnesota professional artists and arts organizations tour to communities and regions they haven’t previously visited.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The six professional musicians of the Bach Society of Minnesota involved in this project were able to tour to a part of the state to which they would not have been able to tour previously as members of the Bach Society of Minnesota. This helps us fulfill our mission of being the Bach Society of MINNESOTA, not restricting our presence to the Twin Cities. We evaluated our outcome based on our goal of offering professional musicians a chance to tour their work throughout the state in an all or nothing way. Since we were able to offer these musicians a chance to tour, we achieved our goal. With the help of the grant and our partner we were able to achieve our intended outcome. 2: The artists involved were Paul Boehnke, harpsichord and director; Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano; Jin Kim and Marc Levine; baroque violin; Julie Elhard, viola da gambe; Doug Scholz Carlson, narrator. These artists were chosen for their knowledge of and skills in performing baroque music in a historically informed way, making the performance authentic and exciting! The touring concert took place in Olmstead County. This community was selected to help the Bach Society expand its audience, deepen connections for further collaborations, and strengthen Calvary Episcopal Church’s (our touring partner) position in the music community of Rochester. Advertising in the Post Bulletin was extremely successful, both getting people to the concert, and getting people to our web-site. The electronic aspect of the online advertisement made tracking easy. In one day, the advertisement reached 27,392 people, and 2,690 clicked on the link to our web-site!! We were also, with the help of the grant, able to offer this concert free of charge. This allowed and encouraged many in the community who might not otherwise have been able to attend.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Bruce Jacobs, Jay Kurtz, William Gamble, Tomohiko Yamada, Paul Boehnke, Takuzo Ishida, Buffy Larson, Christine Lauglin, Jill Nennemann, Sarah Schmalenberger
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
The Bach Society of Minnesota
Street Address
1043 Grand Ave Ste 229
St Paul
Zip Code
(651) 428-5170
Administered By
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St. Paul, MN 55104

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