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When the Cecilia String Quartet spent this past week in Cache Valley, there was a lot more to the foursome's trip then masterfully performing various arrangements by some of the world's most famous composers, past and present. The Toronto-based group also spent time visiting and instructing chamber music students at Logan, Mountain Crest and Sky View high schools, plus Mount Logan Middle School. Additionally, the CSQ taught a string master class at Utah State University, and put on a concert with students from the aforementioned four local schools. Simply put, education is a big part of the quartet's focus, and is something violinist and Cecilia String Quartet founding member Sarah Nematallah thoroughly enjoys. "It's kind of amazing because we visited three high schools (Monday), and I was so impressed with the substance of their music programs because all of them have orchestras and they have strings in the orchestras, which is rare in a lot of places," Nematallah said following a concert Tuesday at St. John's Episcopal Church.  READ THE FULL Herald Journal ARTICLE