Minnesota's Legacy

Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$14,017
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Honors Choirs of Southeast Minnesota
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2011
End Date
June 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Dakota
Dodge
Fillmore
Goodhue
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
Dakota
Dodge
Fillmore
Goodhue
Houston
Mower
Olmsted
Steele
Wabasha
Winona
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
$14,017
Other Funds Leveraged
$347,559
Direct expenses
$361,576
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Honors Choirs of Southeast Minnesota will strive to provide artistic challenge and growth opportunities for singers and the community. 2. Honors Choirs of Southeast Minnesota will continue to hold to the highest standards of excellence while recognizing the importance of the organization’s affordability to singers and their families. Family survey; Children’s Choral Festival survey of guest choirs and guest clinician; board of directors survey; summer musical survey of all members of cast, pit, and crew; and Harvest to Holiday post-benefit survey.

Measurable Outcome(s)

1. The season featured a variety of repertoire including many musical styles, cultures and languages. Challenging repertoire included music of composers such as Handel, Haydn, and Tchaikovsky, and pieces by Dilworth, Kallman and Lauridsen. Singers performed in several foreign languages: Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Sanskrit, Latin, and Yiddish. The concert program provided lyrics and notes about each piece for audience benefit. 2. The season marked the fifth season without an increase in tuition or ticket prices. Scholarships were provided to all singers with need. Enrollment remained consistent with previous seasons. There was no loss of program integrity from previous seasons. Evaluation: Staff and board evaluation takes place after each Honors Choirs event in staff meetings and the monthly board meeting. Families take part in an online survey. All survey results are distributed to staff and board members for discussion. The board of directors conducts a survey of the entire board at the end of each season in order to assess their effectiveness as a governing body.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Judith Wilson, Tim Gangl, Therese White, Brenda Wichmann, Charles Johnson, Steve Arndt, James Bennett, Sandra Cabral, Kyle Cunningham, Brian Dunbar, Greg Edlund, Larry Goedhart, Cheryl James, Joel Mueller, Janet Plein, Mary Schneekloth, Julia Utz, Todd Weston
Project Overview
Operating Support
Project Details
General operating support
Project Manager
First Name
Jayne
Last Name
Rothschild
Organization Name
Honors Choirs of Southeast Minnesota
Street Address
1001 14th St NW Ste 920
City
Rochester
State
MN
Zip Code
55901-2534
Phone
(507) 252-0505
Email
jayne@HonorsChoirs.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Judson Bemis Jr., Actor, arts administrator, founder and principal of Clere Consulting. Secretary, Minnesota State Arts Board., 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. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies., John Gunyou, City manager, Minnetonka., Ellen McInnis, Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Pamela Perri, Executive vice president, Builders Association of Minnesota., Margaret Rapp, Former educator, Saint Paul Academy and Summit School. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board., Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Susan Berdahl: Director of marketing and audience development, Park Square Theatre. Contract grant writer, Detroit Institute of Arts.; Laura Busch: Actor; Vicki Chepulis: Retired executive director, Trollwood Performing Arts School.; Charisse Gendron: Foundation and government grants officer, Children's Theatre Company.; Jessica Leibfried: Education and community engagement director; Reginald Prim: Artist, creative leader, activist, fellow at Intermedia Arts' Creative Community Leadership Institute, and The America Project.; Dan Sjoquist: Vice president of finance, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.; Patricia Zurlo: Board member, The Musical Offering. Attorney and basoonist.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No