Arianna Chamber Music Festival

June 1-9, 2016

The Arianna Quartet is thrilled to host this one-week festival dedicated to the intensive study of chamber music. The festival is open to individuals and preformed student groups from 14-22 years of age, and takes place in the beautiful Touhill Performing Arts Center ( on the campus of the University of Missouri, St. Louis.

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January 17-30, 2016

Arianna String Quartet is delighted to return to the Festival of Music in Santa Catarina, Brazil, Jan. 20-Feb. 3. Leading the Intensive Chamber Music Program at FEMUSC, the ASQ works with students and faculty from across South America, Europe and the U.S.The festival serves over 500 young musicians and presents over 200 concerts over the course of two weeks.

Madeline Island Music Camp

Focused on Your Development

Faculty-Artists at the University of Missouri, St. Louis since 2000, the Arianna Quartet is dedicated to the musical development of our students. The size of our program allows for ample personalized instruction and a dynamic, supportive community. Private lessons, chamber music, orchestra and studio classes are available to all violinists, violists, and cellists at the university. The varied teaching styles of each member of the quartet allows for an expansive approach to the string program as every student works with each member of the quartet in some way.


Unique Learning Opportunities

String students participate in a weekly String Musicianship Class, held by all four members of the quartet. This unique class offers opportunities for string orchestra rehearsals, solo and chamber music performances, and discussions of all facets of string playing. We also offer an outreach class, a favorite among the students. Guided by Kurt Baldwin, this class helps students develop the skills of effective and comfortable public speaking.


World-Class Performance Spaces

The stunning Touhill Performing Arts Center presents all of the UMSL orchestra, chamber music, and recital performances. The jewel of the campus, this fifty-two million dollar center, opened in 2003, houses two of the finest performance halls in the Midwest. The music department sponsors an annual concerto competition in November, the winner of which performs at the Touhill PAC in the spring with the UM-St. Louis Orchestra.


Degree Options to Meet Your Goals

The University of Missouri - St. Louis offers degree programs in performance, music education and music business with scholarships available.


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