Community Arts Education Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Artaria String Quartet
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
April 2016
End Date
December 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Ninety string students, ages 12-18, who attend the Artaria Chamber Music School will learn to appreciate, interpret and present classical chamber music. Students will demonstrate what they learned by performing works from classical music repertoire with improved awareness of tone quality, technical accuracy, ensemble and balance, and interpretation.   2:  Young string players will develop their musical ensemble skills through in-depth coaching, practice, rehearsals, and performances. Artaria will assess individual and ensemble progress by critiquing the live and recorded performances. Students will also be evaluated for progress during coaching sessions and guest artist classes.

Measurable Outcome(s)

73 string students, ages 12-22, learned to appreciate, interpret and present classical chamber music. Students presented nine free public performances of classical chamber music repertoire in St Paul and Lanesboro. The performances were well played and enthusiastically received. Verbal and written feedback was collected. 2: 73 high school and college age string players developed advanced chamber music skills. Experienced artist faculty and guests gave participant students in-depth coaching, practice rehearsal tips and techniques, and real life performances opportunities and insights.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Mark Halvorsen, Andrea Een, Essie Commers, Karen Casanova, Jane Giacobassi, Julie Himmelstrup
Project Overview

Community Arts Education Support

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Artaria String Quartet
Street Address
980 Bellows St
West St Paul
Zip Code
(651) 587-7595
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; David Glenn: Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Gabrielle Bliss: Arts coordinator at Folwell School, Performing Arts Magnet; Vicki Chepulis: Cofounder and former executive director, Trollwood Performing Arts School, Fargo-Moorhead; board member, New York Mills Regional Cultural Center; executive committee member, Rural Arts and Culture Summit; Candida Gonzalez: Arts coordinator, Roosevelt High School; Roxanne Heaton: Executive director, Minnetonka Center for the Arts; Andre-Louis Heywood: Choral conductor; doctoral candidate in choral conducting; Jennifer Nicklay: Education and outreach coordinator, Weavers Guild of Minnesota; Stephen Pelkey: Former artistic director of the Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestras; Dawne White: Executive director, COMPAS

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600