Postponed due to Covid-19

Adult Chamber Music Retreat

September 25-27, 2020

For pre-formed intermediate to advanced string, string/piano, and string/wind groups. In Lanesboro, MN.

The weekend retreat includes four one-hour coachings with all members of the ASQ, group rehearsals, an ASQ seminar and public performance, and an opportunity for participants to perform  in a supportive setting.


Experience fall colors in the heart of the Bluff Country region, boutique shopping, and an all-participant dinner at the Old Village Hall, a "Lanesboro treasure that rivals the best big city restaurants."

Up to six pre-formed chamber groups from 3 to 6 players can be accepted, 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 25

2pm - Arrive| Circle of Introductions 

3-5pm – rehearsal | coaching One

5:30pm - all-participant dinner

7pm - ASQ Seminar in DC

8pm - sightreading or on your own

Saturday, September 26

7:30am - breakfast

9-11am -rehearsal | coaching Two

12pm - lunch at EB or on your own

1-3pm – rehearsal |coaching Three

3-6pm - free time to explore 

6pm - ASQ concert at Bethlehem Lutheran Church

7pm - all-participant dinner at Old Village Hall

Sunday, September 27

7:30am - coffee and rolls to go

8-10am - rehearsal | coaching Four

10:30am - brunch at EB or on your own

11:30am - Check out 

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

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." -participant violinist

“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!" -participant violist

Participant Piano Trio -

Jean Liss, violin

Elaine Llewellyn, piano

Carl Passal, cello

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