Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant
ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage
By presenting a high-quality performance in a local space, Bemidji Symphony Orchestra aims to engage members of the Park Rapids community creating positive audience engagement leading to future collaborative opportunities. In the Master Class, the four active learners will increase their vocal artistry skills via personal guidance from the Uecker and Hensrud while the audience will benefit from witnessing the master/student interaction. During the Career Paths Presentation, participants will gain a heightened understanding of their own potential to succeed, regardless of what they may have felt is a geographic disadvantage by not living in the metro region.The target audience will be the musicians, and the directors of all three choruses and a randomly selected subset of each of the collaborating musician groups will be asked to provide feedback on the challenges, skills growth, and the effect the collaborative experience has had on them. The recital audience in Park Rapids will be a part of a post-performance qanda with the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra music director and guest artists. This session will be recorded. In the Master Class, all participants- both active and observers- will complete an evaluation of their experience. Bemidji State University Music faculty contact will evaluate through written impressions on the impacts of the master class on the students. Participants of the Career Paths Presentation will fill out a survey seeking the effects of the presentation on their future career paths.
Positive audience engagement was witnessed throughout the Mahler performance and evidenced through a sustained, emotional, and enthusiastic standing ovation. Due to the complexity of presenting a piece as daunting as Mahler’s Second Symphony, natural target audiences for assessment were the instrumentalists, chorale members, and directors. Out of 21 respondents, the skills growth experienced included improved intonation and clarity of sound, increased ability to listen and respond, technical development, increased endurance and flexibility. The overall collaborative experience was noted as amazing, challenging, and uplifting.
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