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SPSQC Advisory Board

The Saint Paul String Quartet Competition is an important and valuable teaching program of the Artaria String Quartet. The operations and management of the event is overseen by the Artaria Board of Directors and functions as a 501(c)3 nonprofit entity.



Karen Casanova, Chair

Reading Partners, Executive Director


Tom Peterson, Secretary

Google, Customer Engineer


David Grandstrand, Treasurer

TCF Banker, retired


Ray Shows, Artistic Administrator

Artaria String Quartet

St. Olaf College


Shira Burton

Attorney, Hennepin County

Public Defender's Office


David Knapp

Boston Scientific, V.P. Corporate Research


Nicole Parks

MA-ASTA, President
Semiosis Quartet


John M. Williams

Grammy Award Winner


Artaria String Quartet

(ex officio)

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