Operating Support

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,928
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
The Fargo Moorhead Choral Artists AKA FM Choral Artists
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2017
End Date
December 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Clay
Becker
Wilkin
Clay
Becker
Wilkin
Project Overview

Operating Support

Project Details

To cover sheet music for singers, instrumentalists for collaborative concerts, and programs and other promotional materials.

Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Amy Ann Mursu: Musician, including piano, clarinet, tuba, and violin; Carolyn Flieder: Fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Susan Kay: Retired Professor, Retreat Coordinator for New York Mills Arts Retreat; Erin Gunderson: Library Branch Manager in Breckenridge, musician and artist; Ann Hermes: Executive Director of Alexandria Area Arts Association; James Arvidson: Community service volunteer; Jamie Beyer: Public Administrator, marketing and graphic designer; Barbara Lent: Former photography studio owner, textile artist, owner of quilting retreat center; Stan Goldade: High school math instructor, photographer, ceramicist, sculptor; Jeannie Pladsen: Retired Payroll Manger at the University of Minnesota-Morris, community leader; Michael Weatherly: Visual Artist, Printmaker; Jeff Merrick: Grant County Courthouse Site Manager; Delayne Karls: Retired teacher, arts advocate; W Scott Olsen: Professor of English at Concordia College.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Amy Ann Mursu: Musician, including piano, clarinet, tuba, and violin; Carolyn Flieder: Fiber artist, former quilt shop owner; Susan Kay: Retired Professor, Retreat Coordinator for New York Mills Arts Retreat; Erin Gunderson: Library Branch Manager in Breckenridge, musician and artist; Ann Hermes: Executive Director of Alexandria Area Arts Association; James Arvidson: Community service volunteer; Jamie Beyer: Public Administrator, marketing and graphic designer; Barbara Lent: Former photography studio owner, textile artist, owner of quilting retreat center; Stan Goldade: High school math instructor, photographer, ceramicist, sculptor; Jeannie Pladsen: Retired Payroll Manger at the University of Minnesota-Morris, community leader; Michael Weatherly: Visual Artist, Printmaker; Jeff Merrick: Grant County Courthouse Site Manager; Delayne Karls: Retired teacher, arts advocate; W Scott Olsen: Professor of English at Concordia College.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,928
Other Funds Leveraged
$44,202
Direct expenses
$47,130
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To provide an outlet for musicians who are passionate about singing at a high performance level and preserving the treasured art form of choral music for the enjoyment of the audiences throughout the region. First, there is an audience survey distributed at each concert that requests evaluation to the effect of the music on the survey taker, the comfort of the venue, the relationship of the audience member to the organization (if any), and how the audience member learned of the event. The data is collected, evaluated by the artistic director and marketing committee members, and then distributed to the entire board of directors. In addition, singers are asked to voice their thoughts on the music performed and provide feedback on the concerts. All singers are invited to participate in the monthly board meetings.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Artistic goal number one included the following points: 1. Execute highly-artistic performances of a wide variety of choral literature • Represent all historical eras and genres, including recently-composed music • Explore the wealth of choral music from Minnesota and North Dakota by including local composers on programs. To these points, we hit the wide variety of literature perfectly as noted above. We represented North Dakota composer Edwin Fissinger, and Minnesota composers Matthew Culloton, Aaron David Miller, Carol Barnett, and René Clausen. We also premiered a new arrangement by Erin Gaffaney, a local music teacher who sings in the choir.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Barb Merth, Beth Postema, Brianna Taralson, Carl Wichman, Jillian Veil-Ehnert, Lorelee Benz, Martha Keeler Olsen, Nicole Wischnak, Noah Ford-Dunker, Sue Omdalen
Project Manager
First Name
Michael
Last Name
Culloton
Organization Name
The Fargo Moorhead Choral Artists AKA FM Choral Artists
Street Address
210 7th St S Ste 100
City
Moorhead
State
MN
Zip Code
56561
Phone
(218) 443-4640
Email
music@fmchoralartists.org
Administered By
Administered by
Location

Griggs Midway Building, Suite 304,
540 Fairview Avenue North,
St. Paul, MN 55104

Phone
(651) 539-2650 or toll-free (800) 866-2787
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Location

133 Mill Street South
Fergus Falls, MN 56537

Phone
218-739-5780 or 800-262-2787 (MN Only)
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