Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Alexandria Public Schools
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Start Date
January 2012
End Date
January 2012
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

As previously stated, the goals of the 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 studentÆs understanding and skill in music, and provide an opportunity to perform in public. 4. Provide a more comprehensive and in-depth understanding of instrumental technique for brass instruments. 5. Provide a chance for community members to experience live brass quintet musicIn the context of a short-term, four-day residency, there are several indicators that The Copper Street Brass Quintet will monitor and stay attuned to evaluate the success of the residency. They include: 1. Students who are engaged û asking questions, participating in activities, and volunteering to play. This is a strong indicator that kids are interacting with the material and processing the information in ways that will be retained. 2. Improved instrumental playing û band members will be more in tune, play together better, and use proper warm-ups prior to ensemble playing. 3. A successful Capstone performance û a full audience, including students and their parents 4. Concert attendance and crowd interaction with TheCopper Street Brass Quintet. The primary form of evaluation is from the students themselves. The Copper Street Brass Quintet utilizes a student feedback survey to measure overall reaction to the program, best and worst portions, and to solicit ideas for improvement. This feedback is incorporated into future residency programs. The Copper Street Brass Quintet also stays on stage after each concert and invites conversation from audience members. This informal audience feedback is an immediate reflection of their effectiveness on stage. This is also an opportunity to hear from parents and receive their perspective on The Copper Street Brass QuintetÆs impact on their child.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Listening to students talk about the group and reinforcing their message. Students are playing with more confidence.

Description of Funds
Recipient Board Members
Dean Anderson, Dave Anderson, Jean Robley, Sandy Susag, Alan Zeithamer, Jim Hafdal, Pam Carlson
Project Overview
Copper Street Brass Quintet residency
Project Details
To sponsor an artist residency with "Copper Street Brass Quintet."
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Alexandria Public Schools
Street Address
Jefferson High School 1401 Jefferson St
Zip Code
(320) 762-2142
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Gary Hendrickson: former professor of literature; Nancy Berns: radio voice actor, costumer, vocal director, choral singer; Stan Goldade: High School math instructor, photographer, sculptor; Carolyn Aarsvold: retired elementary music educator, violinist; Kari Kjesbo: former gallery manager and catering business owner; Pagyn Harding: literary artist and publisher author; Jane Gudmundson: retired gallery manager Minnesota State University-Moorhead, artist in residence; Carolyn Flieder: fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Amy Schmidt: literary and visual artist, bookstore owner; Jimmy Schryver: professor of Art History at University of Minnesota-Morris; Kari Adams: graphic designer, printmaker; Dick DuBord: retired professor of Social Work at Minnesota State University-Moorhead, visual artist-wood; Paul Schoenack: regional actor, director, radio voice actor; Rebecca Mitchell: glass studio owner, community outreach coordinator for the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Gary Hendrickson: former Professor of Literature, former Senior Grant Officer at National Endowment for Humanities, Academic Dean at M State Fergus Falls; Kari Kjsebo: former manager of the Underbrush Art Gallery, estate sale manager; Carolyn Aarsvold, elementary music teacher at Alexandria School for 10 years, owner of Geneva Beach Resort; Kari Adams: graphic designer with University Relations at University of Minnesota- Morris; Paul Schoenack: actor, director, and makeup artist, independent contract writer and trainer; Jimmy Schryver: Assistant Professor of Art History at University of Minnesota- Morris; Amy Schmidt: visual and literary artist, owner of used bookstore, volunteer president of Three Rivers Arts Council; Rebecca Mitchell: stained glass artist, Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator at Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center, owner of The Glass Lady Studio; Carolyn Flieder: former social worker for Lutheran Social Services, former owner of a Quilt Shop/Bed and Breakfast business, fiber artist, visual artist; Pagyn Harding: literary artist, author, volunteer for arts organizations as grant writer/publicity coordinator/administrator; Jane Gudmundson: retired Gallery Manager at Minnesota State University- Moorhead, former Education Director at Plains Art Museum; Nancy Berns: board member for Alexandria Area Arts Association Board and the IDS 206 Center for the Arts Focus Group, vocalist, choir director; Dick DuBord: retired Social Work professor for 27 years, Minnesota State University- Moorhead, wood carver and sculptor, Ottertail County alternate.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed