Artaria believes in the transcendent power of music and the central importance of music in education. Our programs are designed to provide opportunities for sharing our passion and expertize in the art of chamber music to all who are interested.
Founded in 2002, the trimester curriculum of the ARTARIA CHAMBER MUSIC SCHOOL teaches young musicians the art of interpretation of chamber music masterpieces through study and performances. ACMS values the inclusivity of our students who come to us from Minnesota's most dedicated string programs. Our students become prizewinners in national competitions, are featured on NPR's "From the Top", excel at major conservatories and professional ensembles, and serve as industry leaders across the country.
The Adult Chamber Music Retreat has received rave reviews since its inception in 2000, accomodating up to eight non-professional ensembles for coachings, rehearsals, seminars, and informal performances by the ASQ and participant groups. The annual retreat takes place the last weekend of September at the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center amidst restored prairie and mixed hardwood forest in southeast Minnesota's Driftless Region.
For two weeks each August, the Stringwood Chamber Music Festival features mid-week performances of revered and important new chamber works by the ASQ and their guest artists, as well as numerus public performances by forty advanced string students, ages 12-22, who come to Minnesota to mentor with the ASQ at the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center in the wooded ecosystem of southeast Minnesota.
Founded in 2006, the mission of the SAINT PAUL STRING QUARTET COMPETITION 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 renowned SPSQC showcases our nations finest pre-college and collegiate string players, who now populate the most prestigious professional groups of our time.