ACHF Arts Access
Increase Minnesotans' engagement with high-quality instrumental music through original, relevant, and accessible concert and educational programming. The CSB will reach more than 15,000 Minnesotans each season by performing original concerts and presenting educational programming in over 40 schools in communities across the state. 2: Expand support structures for artists and staff through board development and revenue growth. The CSB will build on current investments in the board, grow unrestricted revenue by 8%, and invest in our organization and artists through executing the actions in our Strategic Plan.
The CSB reached more than 20,000 Minnesotans last season by performing concerts and presenting educational programs in 44 schools. We track program and attendance data online after each service. Engagement was measured using qualitative surveys and interview with participants. 2: The CSB grew unrestricted revenue by 50%, begun investing in more administrative capacity and is working with the board to grow artist supports. Revenue is tracked in Quickbooks and overseen by the Finance Committee of the Board. The Board and staff together agree on staffing and capacity needs and artist pay.
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The mission of the Copper Street Brass is to represent the evolution of the brass quintet. Through inventive concerts, engaging educational programs, and original musical arrangements, we bring a fresh perspective to instrumental music. To express our artistic voice, we use a dazzling fusion of brass, keyboard, guitar, percussion, and electronic instruments to appeal to a universal audience and go beyond ordinary.
Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Member of the Smithsonian National Board. Former chair of the board, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Officer-at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Mayor of Red Wing, elected 2016. Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies.; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.
Patricia Andrews: Executive director, Headwaters School of Music and the Arts; Lisa Bergh: Public artist; executive director for the Hutchinson Center for the Arts; Jonathan Carter: Director of IT business relationship management, Harmon, Inc.; former board chair, Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir; Erin Cooper: Operational director, Irish Fair of Minnesota; Don Eitel: Former managing director, Mu Performing Arts; Ann Fee: Executive director, Arts Center of Saint Peter; teaching artist, writer, editor, and instructor; Julie Johnson: Grant writing consultant; former public relations director at Great River Shakespeare Festival; Paula Justich: Program director of arts and cultural management, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota; Sarah Lawrence: Co-general artistic director, Lyric Opera of the North; Jonathan Lewis, Executive director, Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra; percussionist; Gretchen Pick, Artistic director, Young Dance. Adjunct faculty, University of Minnesota Department of Dance.