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Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Mississippi Strings Camp
Start Date
June 2015
End Date
June 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Students are introduced to orchestral music and present final a concert for family. Beginning with prior skills students solidify and expand on them throughout the week. Camp sparks extra interest in orchestra and encourages students to continue in their orchestra programs. Relationships between string teachers, interns, mentors, students, and parents are established and strengthened. Eight students/mentors will meet 3 times this summer. Eight students will take a set of 3 lessons after camp The number of returning camp members will indicate the camp's success in years past and also whether this community values an orchestra day camp in the area. Students, parents, teachers, and interns make observations throughout the week, have conversations about camp and then complete surveys at the conclusion of camp. Photographs are taken throughout the week. The final concert is video recorded and is often aired on the St Cloud District 742 TV Channel.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We asked for evaluations from staff, students and parents. We will try to submit the collated results of these surveys.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Beverley Williams, Steven Eckblad, Carlin Stiles
Project Overview
Project Grant
Project Details
Mississippi Strings Camp
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Mississippi Strings Camp
Street Address
30 Allendale Dr
St Cloud
(320) 469-3786
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Mike Carlson: Foley High School Art Teacher, Fall Musical Director, Potter; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University Fine Arts Series; Al Hams: Founder of Al's Music, author; Linda Brobeck: visual artist, owner of Crow River North LLC; George Minerich: photographer, environmental professional; Ken Barry: Blues Musician, photographer.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Mark Nelson: Choral Director, community theatre director, Choir Director at Saint John's Lutheran Church in Annandale, high school voice teacher; Linda Brobeck: Visual artist, owner of Crow River North, LLC; Barry Brobeck: Art Instructor.