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Artaria has over 30 years of effective and continuous experience as musical mentors to young musicians, schools and communities across the US. Combining elegant and informative concert performances and masterclasses with a palpable passion for sharing, Artaria believes in the transcendent power of music, and the central importance of music in education.

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Founded in 2002 by Artaria, the exceptional ACMS curriculum has trained hundreds of young musicians to appreciate, interpret, and perform the chamber music masterpieces. ACMS students are members of prominent Twin Cities youth orchestras, prizewinners in national competitions, and are featured on NPR's "From the Top". Alumni can be found in major conservatories and professional ensembles throughout the country.

Stringwood Summer Chamber Music is an intensive summer program founded in 2000 by the Artaria String Quartet for advanced string players. In step with the rich musical traditions of America’s finest chamber music centers, Stringwood provides an opportunity for in-depth study and mentoring in the wooded ecosystem of southeast Minnesota.

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Founded in 2006 as a performance forum for outstanding high school chamber musicians, the Saint Paul String Quartet Competition's primary mission is to celebrate excellence in string quartet playing, foster an increased appreciation for the chamber music art form, and enhance the music culture in this country. The SPSQC has garnered a national reputation for showcasing our nations finest pre-college string players, and young artists from this event now populate the most prestigious professional groups in the country.