Minnesota's Legacy

Community Arts Support Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Chamber Music Society of Saint Cloud
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2011
End Date
August 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Benton
Sherburne
Stearns
Wright
Benton
Sherburne
Stearns
Wright
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$8,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$127,685
Direct expenses
$135,685
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The proposed opportunities will have been offered - concerts and auxiliary activities will have taken place as planned. Audience and participant surveys will indicate the effect activities had on the participants. School children, through their teachers, will have let us know what they learned. If we have new/additional people in our audiences, it will indicate that their appreciation for chamber music has been enhanced. Sometimes we hear about results: once a young musician was coached in a master class, making immediate improvements in her playing, and went on to win a competition shortly thereafter; another time a young child decided after hearing a Family Concert by a guitarist that he would take up the instrument, and he was still studying several years later. Outcomes such as these are always gratifying but cannot easily be predicted. Providing opportunities for musical growth, however, can be guaranteed.We always collect anecdotal evidence at the concerts themselves; board members mingle with the audience and collect feedback. We also survey our audience periodically to get written feedback; in the coming year we will be increasing the number of surveys and will be asking more thoughtful questions. At schools, we seek feedback from teachers; in the past this has been less organized than we would like, so we plan to work with the teachers to develop ways to find out more specifically what the children actually learned. At Whitney we have already added evaluation methods, which help track not only information useful to the Chamber Music Society but also information useful for Whitney Senior Center itself.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The Chamber Music Society of Saint Cloud has provided opportunities for enjoyment of chamber music performed by top-quality musicians, and has done educational activities to enhance people's understanding of chamber music. All concerts were on a high leve

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Molly Ewing, Judy Heeter, Robert Lavenda, Mary Lou Lenz, Carol Mossey, Kimberly Schmitt
Project Overview
Arts presenting
Project Details
The Chamber Music Society of Saint Cloud presents an annual series of six concerts by renowned ensembles from around the world. In addition, visiting artists do a variety of community outreach activities, geared to audiences of many different backgrounds, ages, and sophistication.
Project Manager
First Name
Susan
Last Name
Dubin
Organization Name
Chamber Music Society of Saint Cloud
Street Address
PO Box 205
City
St Cloud
State
MN
Zip Code
56302-0205
Phone
(320) 253-3683
Email
susan_dubin@yahoo.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Mike Carlson: Foley High School Art Teacher, potter; Janice Courtney: Arts Advisor/Assistant Director of St. Cloud State University Program Board; P.J. Fanberg: Executive Director of Land Of Lakes Choirboys of Minnesota; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of St Benedicts/St John's University Fine Arts Series; Chris Rasmussen: retired Foley Senior High School art teacher, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member and College of St Benedicts/St John's University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council Member; John Stander: Executive director for Elk River Arts Alliance, school administrator; Peter Veljkovich: served on the Littleton Fine Arts Committee and as county representative for the South Suburban Arts Committee, Fine Arts Photographer, Writer, Disc Jockey; Helene Woods: Board Member of the Monticello Arts Council; Sharon Tracy: Coon Rapids High School Humanities and English Teacher; Charlene Sul: Art Director for Hands Across the World, facilitator, Art Lecturer.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Mike Carlson: Foley High School Art Teacher, potter; Janice Courtney: Arts Advisor/Assistant Director of Saint Cloud State University Program Board; P.J. Fanberg: Executive Director of Land Of Lakes Choirboys of Minnesota; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Fine Arts Series; Chris Rasmussen: retired Foley Senior High School art teacher, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member and College of Saint Benedicts/Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council Member; John Stander: Executive Director for Elk River Arts Alliance, school administrator; Peter Veljkovich: served on the Littleton Fine Arts Committee and as county representative for the South Suburban Arts Committee, Fine Arts Photographer, Writer, Disc Jockey; Helene Woods: Board Member of the Monticello Arts Council; Sharon Tracy: Coon Rapids High School Humanities and English Teacher; Charlene Sul: Art Director for Hands Across the World, facilitator, Art Lecturer.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No