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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.

Founded in 2002 this exceptional program has trained over three hundred young Minnesota musicians to appreciate, interpret, and present the great classical chamber music masterpieces. We foster creativity, leadership, tradition, and excellence in our weekly coaching program and develop accountability and cooperation among members.

ACMS students are prizewinners in national competitions and have been featured on From the Top. They are prominent members of all the Twin Cities youth music programs and our Alumni can be found in major conservatories and professional ensembles around the country.


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Artaria String Quartet featured on
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Warner Quartet performing Piston Quartet No.5 (mvt 3) at the 2015 Saint Paul String Quartet Competition

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



Evan Vicic - Asst. Principal Viola of the Louisville Orchestra. Subbing with the Minnesota Orch and Cincinnati Orchestra

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

John Bian - In concertmaster William Preucil's studio for his Master's program at Cleveland Institute of Music

Melissa Deal - William Preucil studio at CIM.

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

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

Mark Hatlestad is pursuing his Masters in Music degree at Indiana School of Music

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

Katherine Williamson is a member of the Arkansas Symphony and the Rockefeller String Quartet. Also substitute player 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


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ACMS quartet MALIK competing at Fischoff

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