Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Bemidji Symphony Orchestra
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
February 2014
End Date
May 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$6,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$21,998
Direct expenses
$27,998
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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.

Measurable Outcome(s)

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.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Ann Long-Voelkner, Julia Conlon, Nancy Haugen, Mary Auger, Alicia Cloose, Melanie Hanson, Louise Jackson, Rachel Johnson, Gretchen Larson, Sue Rosselet, Stu Rosselet, Diane Wahl
Project Overview
Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant
Project Details
Funds will assist the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra to perform Mahler’s 2nd Symphony, “Resurrection,” on May 4, 2014 in Bemidji, perform a vocal recital in Park Rapids, conduct a master class at Bemidji State University, and present career information to you
Project Manager
First Name
Beverly
Last Name
Everett
Organization Name
Bemidji Symphony Orchestra
Street Address
PO Box 3136
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56619
Phone
(218) 444-7914
Email
bemidjisymphony@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Steve Prenevost: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Justin Holley: Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist; Diana McLain: Photographer, Visual Artist, Arts Advocate; Steve Ballard: Visual Artist, Art Teacher, Graphic Designer; Nancy Cole: Musician, Theatrical Artist, Dance Performer; Richard Longtine: Visual Artist, Folk Artist, Craft Artist, Theatrical Artist; Linda Kaul: Craft Artist, Theatrical Artist, Dancer; Kevin Headstrom: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Natalie Grosfield: Musician, Theatrical Artist; Joseph Allen: Art Professor, Photographer, Traditional Native Crafts Artist.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Steve Prenevost: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Justin Holley: Literary Artist, Musician, Theatrical Artist; Diana McLain: Photographer, Visual Artist, Arts Advocate; Steve Ballard: Visual Artist, Art Teacher, Graphic Designer; Nancy Cole: Musician, Theatrical Artist, Dance Performer; Richard Longtine: Visual Artist, Folk Artist, Craft Artist, Theatrical Artist; Linda Kaul: Craft Artist, Theatrical Artist, Dancer; Kevin Headstrom: Arts Appreciator, Arts Advocate; Natalie Grosfield: Musician, Theatrical Artist; Joseph Allen: Art Professor, Photographer, Traditional Native Crafts Artist.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No