Arts Tour Minnesota

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Singers Minnesota Choral Artists AKA The Singers - Minnesota Choral Artists
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
July 2015
End Date
February 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The Singers will present concerts in collaboration with high schools in three new Minnesota Communities. Concert attendance in the three (of four total) new cities, ticket and sales, audience surveys, participation by students and their families, student and educator participant feedback. 2: Expose audiences and participants outside of the Twin Cities to Minnesota-based music and composers. Pre-concert presentation attendance and feedback, concert attendance, audience surveys and qualitative feedback on program content. Educational surveys.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The Singers presented concerts and educational collaborations in four cities, with seven school choirs, surpassing our goal of four choirs. Feedback from audience members, student participants, and the partnering music educators revealed very positive responses. Audience counts were taken at each tour stop, and the Tour Manager's accounting accurately reflected the ticket sales and CD sales. The Board of Directors heard a report from the Artistic Director and all were thrilled with the results. 2: The concert featured COLOR MADRIGALS by Minnesota composer Joshua Shank. Matthew Culloton's arrangements were also a part of the program. Audience surveys; Feedback from partnering educators; Feedback gathered from student singers; Feedback received from artists from The Singers; Data gathered by the Tour Manager; Financial Bookkeeping from the tour charted ticket and CD sales. Board review of the outcomes.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Maureen Armstrong, Craig Carnahan, Kathy Tunseth, Alan Beck, Jackie Steele, Liesl Koehnen, Connie Foote, Erika Gesme, Luther Ranheim
Project Overview
Arts Tour Minnesota
Project Details
The Singers will collaborate with high schools in four Minnesota cities to present shared community concerts with their choirs.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Singers Minnesota Choral Artists AKA The Singers - Minnesota Choral Artists
Street Address
528 Hennepin Ave Ste 303
Zip Code
(651) 917-1948
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
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. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthropist.; Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn: Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Olive Bieringa: Co-director, Body Cartography Project; Molly Chase: Managing director, Springboard for the Arts; Jeff Larson: Executive director, Minnesota Fringe Festival; Larry Long: Musician, song writer, founder and director, Community Celebration of Place; Natalie Morrow: Founder of The Twin Cities Black Film Festival; Stacy Richardson: Writer, editor, and music promoter; Dennis Whipple: Executive artistic director, Great River Educational Arts Theatre
Conflict of Interest Disclosed