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SPSQC Advisory Board

The Saint Paul String Quartet Competition is an educational 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.



Susan Sophocleus, Chair

Piano Faculty

MacPhail Center for Music


Tom Peterson, Secretary

Google, Customer Engineer


David Grandstrand, Treasurer

TCF Banker, retired


Ray Shows, Artistic Administrator

Artaria String Quartet

St. Olaf College


Nicole Parks

MA-ASTA, President
Semiosis Quartet


John M. Williams

Grammy Award Winner


Alex Scheel

Principal Software Engineer,


Eleni Sophocleus

Graphic Designer

Target Corporation

Artaria String Quartet

(ex officio)

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