Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,984
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Wheaton Area Schools
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2015
End Date
October 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Traverse
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,984
Other Funds Leveraged
$6
Direct expenses
$9,990
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

A residency from The Copper Street Brass Quintet will enhance my program’s goals. Specifically, it will help me kick off a new chamber music unit for band students by demonstrating what chamber music is during in-class and an evening performance and providing basic skills for young musicians to get started in chamber ensembles of their own. The goals of this residency are to: 1. Provide youth with the skills and tools to take music outside of the classroom and past the printed page. 2. Instill in young people an abiding love of music that results in lifelong engagement on many levels; playing, attending concerts, supporting the arts and teaching. 3. Increase each student’s understanding and skill in music, providing the basic skills to learn another way to perform (chamber music). 4. Provide a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of chamber music techniques. 5. Provide a chance for community members to experience live, professional instrumental music. We will evaluate the residency in three ways: 1) in-class responses and observed engagement from my students, 2) online surveys (hosted by The Copper Street Brass Quintet) for school faculty/staff, parents, students, and community members upon the residency’s culmination and 3) attendance numbers at the evening concert.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Students interacted during the masterclasses by trying new ideas on their instruments. They were able to improve their sound, and ask questions relating to their instruments. Tuba players were able to have a session with Nick (the tuba player from Copper Street Brass Quintet) which covered more items pertaining to their instrument. I have noticed a change in sound since the master classes. Elementary students were able to ask questions during the day performances, and being able to interact with Copper Street Brass Quintet, they inspired students to attend the evening performance. Due to other conflicts in the community, our evening concert attendance was around 100 people.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Lance Kracht, Leah Thelin, Curt Johnson, Curt Braun, Kristine Krenz, Michael Johannsen
Project Overview
Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage
Project Details
To present a 2 day artist residency with the Copper Street Brass Quintet for grades 5 to 12 focusing on a Chamber Music Skills Camp.
Project Manager
First Name
Kristina
Last Name
Schuldt
Organization Name
Wheaton Area Schools
Street Address
1700 3rd Ave S
City
Wheaton
State
MN
Zip Code
56296
Phone
(320) 563-8282x 117
Email
kschuldt@wheaton.k12.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Jeannie Pederson: Pope County Family Collaborative Coordinator; Stan Goldade: High School math instructor, photographer, ceramicist, sculptor; Don Clark: Professor at Minnesota State University-Moorhead, photographer; Kari Kjesbo: former gallery manager and catering business owner; Carolyn Flieder: fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Eric Abrahamson: Former stage manager, Historic Holmes Theatre and Board member Playhouse 412; Beth Salvatore: Publishing, graphic arts, humanities and music; Mark Ryan: Plain Arts Museum Director of Collections and Operations; Gregory DeGier: trumpet player for Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra and various ensembles and pit bands; AmyAnn Mursu: musician including piano, clarinet, tuba, and violin; Jim Arvidson: Graduate of the Regional Leadership Institute, community service volunteer; Minette Stalheim Johnson: Lay minister with degrees in Theology and English; Jamie Beyer: Marketing and graphic designer; Timothy Ray: Actor, director, technical director, musician-performer; Erin Gunderson: Library Branch Manager in Breckenridge, musician and artist.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Jeannie Pederson: Pope County Family Collaborative Coordinator; Stan Goldade: High School math instructor, photographer, ceramicist, sculptor; Don Clark: Professor at Minnesota State University-Moorhead, photographer; Kari Kjesbo: former gallery manager and catering business owner; Carolyn Flieder: fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Eric Abrahamson: Former stage manager, Historic Holmes Theatre and Board member Playhouse 412; Beth Salvatore: Publishing, graphic arts, humanities and music; Mark Ryan: Plain Arts Museum Director of Collections and Operations; Gregory DeGier: trumpet player for Central Lakes Symphony Orchestra and various ensembles and pit bands; AmyAnn Mursu: musician including piano, clarinet, tuba, and violin; Jim Arvidson: Graduate of the Regional Leadership Institute, community service volunteer; Minette Stalheim Johnson: Lay minister with degrees in Theology and English; Jamie Beyer: Marketing and graphic designer; Timothy Ray: Actor, director, technical director, musician-performer; Erin Gunderson: Library Branch Manager in Breckenridge, musician and artist.