To provide a rich environment of musical and personal collaboration that encourages creativity, promotes leadership skills, and passes the great traditions of chamber music on to the next generation.

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Adult Chamber Music Retreat

September 27-29, 2019

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Artaria String Quartet

For pre-formed intermediate to advanced string, string/piano, and string/wind groups in Lanesboro, Minnesota, the heart of the Bluff Country region.

The weekend retreat includes four one-hour coachings (groups will be coached by every member of the ASQ), rehearsal time, an ASQ led seminar, a participant performance, ASQ public concert, as well as time to explore nature, and dinner at the Old Village Hall, a "Lanesboro treasure that rivals the best big city restaurants."

Five pre-formed chamber groups from 3 to 6 players can be accepted to participate, and early registration is advised.

Tuition per Participant: $225
Lodging at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center
  • double occupancy suite $130 
  • single occupancy $180
Note: Piano groups will enjoy use of grand pianos and a guest pianist coaching. 
Lodging at Eagle Bluff includes all meals plus Saturday dinner at the Old Village Hall. Please inform us of any food restrictions.

Note: Alternative lodging at your own expense is available at B&B's in Lanesboro.

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 27

2pm - Arrive and unpack | Circle of Introductions 

3-5pm – rehearsals & coaching session One

5:30pm - dinner at Eagle Bluff 

7pm - ASQ Seminar in the DC

8pm - suggested activity: sightreading

Saturday, September 28

7:30am - breakfast

8:30am - morning stretches

9-11am -rehearsals & coaching session Two

12pm - lunch at Eagle Bluff 

1-3pm – rehearsals & coaching session Three

3-6pm - guided nature walk | free time  

6pm - ASQ concert at Bethlehem Lutheran Church

7pm - dinner at Old Village Hall

Sunday, September 29

7:30am - coffee and rolls to go

8-10am - rehearsals and coaching session Four

10:30am - brunch at Eagle Bluff

11:30am - Check out of rooms

12pm - sound checks at Discovery Faith

1pm - participant performance at Discovery Faith

2pm - Circle of Take-Aways 

What to Bring and Wear

  • Your music and the score to your piece

  • Music stand

  • Stand light

  • Pencils 

  • Metronome and Tuner

  • Recording device (optional)

  • Extra strings

  • Casual wear (for all events)

  • Walking shoes | flashlight

2018 Group photo


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

from every one of you." -violinist, 2018

“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 workshop!” - violist, 2016

Funding provided by:

2018 Piano Trio -

Jean Liss, violin

Elaine Llewellyn, piano

Carl Passal, cello