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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Vicki Blazing

Vicki Blazing otherwise known as "camp mom" has been an integral part of the Stringwood success story since she arrived on the campus with her viola playing daughter Carly. Since then Vicki has  become an indispensible part of the Stringwood management team. She is also our camp photographer!


John Jensen

Master collaborative pianist John Jensen hails from Southern California. Schooled at Occidental College and University of Southern California his principal teachers were Gwendolyn Koldofsky and John Crown (piano), and Halsey Stevens and Ingolf Dahl (composition and 20th century techniques.) He works regularly with the Minnesota Orchestra and the SPCO, and is sought after as a collaborative pianist, playing with fine artists in concerts and music festivals across the country. He often appears on St. Paul Sunday Morning and A Prairie Home companion and has performed with artists such as Doc Severinson, Andy Williams, and Nancy Wilson.  He is co-founder of Helios, a classical-jazz quartet, and is the pianist in a jazz-only quartet of musicians from the Twin Cities. His discography includes solo recordings of classical piano, jazz, ragtime music, and chamber music with various artists. He received a Grammy nomination, a Stereo Review “Record of Special Merit” award, and a “Record of the Year” citation from the Village voice.


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