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ARTARIAbelieves 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 expertise in the art of chamber smusic to all who are interested. 

The ARTARIA CHAMBER MUSIC SCHOOL teaches young musicians the art of interpretation of chamber music masterpieces and values the inclusivity of our students who come to us from Minnesota's most dedicated string programs. ACMS students become prizewinners in national competitions, 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.

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These programs have been made possible, in part, with support from ACMP Associated Chamber Music Players.

The STRINGWOOD CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL features two Wednesday evening performances of revered and important new chamber works by Artaria and reknowned guest artists, and six weekend performances by STRINGWOOD Young Artists ages 12-22, who are mentored at the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center in the wooded ecosystem of southeast Minnesota.

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.


Artaria's educational programs are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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