Jon the cellist



Artaria believes in the transcendent power of music and the central importance of music in education. We are dedicated to mentoring students of all ages, founding our own programs in order to provide opportunities for sharing our passion and expertize in the art of chamber music to all who are interested. 

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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.

Now in its 21st year, the Adult Chamber Music Retreat accomodates up to six pre-formed ensembles to receive four one-hour coachings, plus ample time to practice, enjoy nature, a special topic seminar, and informal performances by the ASQ and participant groups surrounded by 250 acres of restored prairie and mixed hardwood forest in southeast Minnesota's Driftless Region.

The Stringwood Chamber Music Festival 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.