A boutique arts management firm offering concert management services and agent representation to chamber ensembles.


John Harbison, Composer
Token Creek
Chamber Music Festival
Pro Arte Quartet
Aspen String Trio
Summer Sundays in the Garden
Salon Piano Series

ARS Nova LLC was founded in 1997 by Sarah Schaffer. She holds advanced degrees in music theory and musicology (PhD and MM/MLS) from Indiana University, and has been assistant to internationally-acclaimed composer John Harbison for more than twenty years, managing commissions, performances, residencies and appearances, recordings, and publications. A cellist, Sarah is active as freelance musician in the Madison area.