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Regarded as one of the nation's premiere chamber music coaching programs, the Artaria Chamber Music School provides exceptional musical training, leadership skills, and major performing opportunities for young string players.

Since 2002 this exceptional program has trained hundreds of young musicians to appreciate, interpret, and present the great chamber music of the classical musical arts.


ACMS quartet MALIK competing at Fischoff






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ACMS quartets are prize winners
of national competitions and several have
been featured on FROM THE TOP.

 ACMS students matriculate to
major conservatories and music
schools across the nation.*


ACMS students are mentored
by the nationally renowned
Artaria String Quartet.

ACMS students enjoy
masterclasses with acclaimed
guest artists.




Luna Quartet Silver medal winning performance of Mendelssohn Op.80 at the 2013 Saint Paul String Quartet Competition


Malik Quartet Bronze medal winning performance of Shostakovich No.5 at the 2011 Saint Paul String Quartet Competition

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Several of our alumni have been doing very well in their music careers and we though we should mention a few items we heard over the summer...

Evan Vicic - newly appointed Asst. Principal Viola of the Louisville Orchestra. Subbing with the Minn Orch.

Nora Scheller - newest member of the Dallas Symphony. Performed at the Verbier Festival last summer

Laura De Saint Croix - completed her Doctorate Degree in Music at the UofM. Will be returinging as a 2015 Stringwood Counselor

Matt Lammers - Summer 2014 spent at Aspen Music Festival, studio of Paul Kantor. Will be Stirngwood counselor in 2015

John Bian - Summer 2014 spent at Aspen Music Festival. In Cleveland Concertmaster William Preucil's studio for his Master's program at Cleveland Institute of Music

Melissa Deal - Recent Solo performances in Cuba. William Preucil studio at CIM.

John Belk performed with his piano trio at the Rockport Music Festival

Nora Ali - One of two 2014 Young Artist hosts for FROM THE TOP annual fundraiser in Boston, Massachusetts

Mark Hatlestad will be returning to IU School of Music this Fall

Katie Lamb SF Conservatory grad is developing a successful performing career and a bourgeoning teaching studio in Rochester, Minnesota

Katherine Williamson is a member of the Arkansas Symphony and the Rockefeller String Quartet. Also Subbing with the Minnesota Orchestra

Jenna Bauer is performing in the Reno Chamber Orchestra and Reno Philharmonic in Nevada, and has built a thriving violin studio in the area

Natalie Alper-Laroux is a student of Roger Tapping at the New England Conservatory.


MAY 2014

We are proud of every one of our ACMS students and the list of accolades and personal successes is inspiring. A few of the musical highlights include our high school seniors acceptance into prestigious music programs for college.

Here is the latest crop of conservatory bound seniors:

Nora Doyle - Colburn

Harris Bernstein - McGill

Anna Humphrey - McGill

Alexandra Sophocleus - Oberlin

Julia Vicic - IU

Micah Cheng - Madison

Michael Chu - Univ of Minn









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