Nestled in the limestone bluffs and hardwood forests of southeastern Minnesota, Stringwood at the Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center sits on 80 acres of natural woodlands overlooking the scenic Root River.

The modern campus facilities are climate controlled and feature a superb indoor rock wall, an air-conditioned dormitory with private bathrooms, a spacious dining hall with meals prepared from locally sourced ingredients, and spectacular views.
Each chamber ensemble is assigned a personal rehearsal room for the 3-weeks.  Stringwood Junior Faculty provide extra private lessons and oversee rehearsals and outdoor adventures.


Typical mornings are spent in personal practice, quartet rehearsals and chamber music coachings.
Afternoons, students engage in personal practice and a daily group rehearsal, and two private lessons and masterclasses per week. 
Evenings are reserved for group adventures with skilled Eagle Bluff naturalists, a midweek Artist Faculty Concert, and ping-pong!
Fridays - Sundays are reserved for student concert tours, biking, and other social activities. 
7:30am - Breakfast
8:30am - Private Practice, Group Rehearsal & Coaching
12pm - Lunch 
1:00pm - Personal Practice or Private Lesson, Group
Rehearsal, Masterclass
5pm - Dinner 
6:00pm - Adventures with the Naturalists or Faculty Concert and dessert/free time in town. 


Nancy Oliveros, Dir. Admissions


Ray Shows, Artistic Administrator




Summer Address:
Eagle Bluff Environmental
Learning Center
28097 Goodview Drive
Lanesboro, Minnesota, 55949

Eagle Bluff Phone: 507-467-2437

Artaria centers on string quartet performance and education in Minnesota. It is committed to presenting inspiring live performances, to mentoring string players of all ages, and to illuminating the world's great repertoire of chamber music to a broad audience.

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