Community Arts Education Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Universal Music Center
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
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Increase regular student enrollment in curricular activities by 30% with students demonstrating increased musical abilities. Actual enrollment will be compared year to year, with students evaluated based on practical skills demonstration as they participate in increasingly advanced live performance roles. 2: Continue to engage at-risk youth populations through outreach activities in partnership with Red Wing area nonprofits and youth correctional facility. Evaluation surveys distributed to student participants and partners, measuring self-identified and observed areas of growth. These are tabulated and analyzed to determine impact.

Measurable Outcome(s)

UMC exceeded enrollment increase of 30%. The complexity and refinement of student performances in concert illustrates an increase in musical ability. Enrollment comparison of 2015 to 2016 shows increase. Lesson content is graduated to ensure student progress. Student progress manifests in live performance ranging from lesson content to whole songs to group participation. 2: UMC repeated programs at Juvenile Correctional Facility, Youth Outreach and Alternative High School for second year and added a County Jail program. UMC added weekly quizzes and end of program survey forms to its at-risk and under-served outreach curriculum. The data collected is used to monitor student learning outcomes and advance and improve program content.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Michael S. Arturi, Lauri Neubert, Arthur Kenyon, LaVone Kay, Tim McKim
Project Overview
Community Arts Education Support
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Universal Music Center
Street Address
163 Tower View Dr
Red Wing
Zip Code
(651) 301-9223
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