Arts/Cultural Heritage Grant
ACHF Arts Access
The first target audience is the musicians who will perform with Aaron Meyer and Tim Ellis. We will ask if and how the experience might have changed their attitudes/skills with respect to the musical genres performed in the concert. Our second target audience is people under 50 years old. Bemidji Symphony Orchestra board members will survey a subset of Bemidji Symphony Orchestra musicians (via phone and/or email). The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra will use counters to visually record people under 50 who are coming into the concert. We understand this is extremely subjective, but hope it will give us a starting point in our audience development efforts.
We saw a 30% increase in our "under 50" target age group. We credit this increase to the energetic style of music and the personality of the principal performer, but also to our new use of social media to publicize our concert. We will use this strategy to promote future performances. Surveys of the symphony orchestra performers revealed they really enjoyed working with this guest artist, picked up new influences and skills and intend to stay in the symphony orchestra and provide outreach.
Other, local or private