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SEPTEMBER 27-29, 2024

Artaria's Adult Retreat at the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center takes place among naturalists who live on 80 acres of restored prairie and mixed hardwood forest surrounded by hundreds of acres of state forest land. It's an inspiring setting for pre-formed string quartets; strings and piano; and strings and wind groups to get nurtured among peers. The campus flourishes in the Driftless region of southeast Minnesota near Lanesboro, rich in natural resources and cultural history, unique in its limestone karst geology and enchanting beauty.

The 2024 Retreat weekend features a balanced schedule of individual group sessions with members of Artaria, lively interactive score-study, a naturalist-guided walk through fall foliage, plenty of individual group rehearsal time, and in-town adventures.   On Saturday evening, Artaria gives a stand-up performance at Lanesboro's destination "Sylvan Brewery" where it's possible to sample a flight, and on Sunday afternoon, participant groups perform for each other "on the Hill".

Tuition per Participant: $225 Lodging at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center:  ​ double occupancy room w/bath $165/person  single occupancy room w/bath $215/person  ​ Lodging at Eagle Bluff includes all meals (excluding Saturday dinner). Please inform us of any food restrictions. ​ Note: Alternative lodging at your own expense is available at B&B's in Lanesboro.

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 2023 Group Photo 

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 The "STRIG" Quartet 

"The most positive aspect of the retreat was the variety of advice we received, and the total engagement from all of you in the process. I appreciate the enthusiasm which radiated from every one of you." 

“Another outstanding chamber music retreat with Artaria!


In addition to your exceptional technical and musical expertise you offer, each session is additionally enhanced by the contagious enthusiasm, joy, and passion each member brings to his/her coaching.


Wonderful retreat!" 

2011 AC String Trio
2011 AC Kay Tate trio
2018 Coral Ridge Quartet
2018 Passal Trio
2018 AC group photo
2015 AC group photo with Mary Ellen
2011 AC Essie Commers quartet
2018 MacDonald Quartet
2023 Adult Reteat ASQ at Sylvan Brewery
Lanesboro MN downtown
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
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Fall Colors Minnesota
2023 Adult Retreat waterfall
2023 Adult Retreat horse and buggy
2023 Adult Retreat barn
2023 Adult Retreat Aroma Pie Shoppe sign
2023 Adult retreat Biking on the Bridge
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