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Take a Look at ASTA's 2016 Conference Session Descriptions!

Come join us in warm and sunny Florida for the 2016 National Conference!

Silent Auction: 70 Items to Celebrate ASTA's 70th Year!

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ASTA Announces Its "Be Part of the Orchestra!" Program

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Hot Off The Press!

Available now is the updated 2015/2016 ASTACAP Handbook.


  • Apply now to the 2016 National Solo Competition - Bowed Strings. Applications are due November 12, 2015. Click here for more information.


  • Apply for the ASTA Institutional String Education Award
  • George Bornoff scholarships available for young teachers to attend our National Conference!
  • Do you know an outstanding K-12 school string teacher? We need your nominations!
  • We need your remarkable member nominations for Kudos program. August's Kudos Award to Mary Wagner!
  • Don’t forget to register your Student Chapter and apply for awards!


  • "ASTA Standards for Successful School String/Orchestra Teachers" now online
  • Hot off the ASTA presses! Lucien Capet and Superior Bowing Technique book 
  • String Research Journal, Volume V available now 
  • Order your ASTA String Curriculum
  • Shop for ASTA at Amazon


  • Congratulations to our three 2015 CodaBows for America recipients!
  • Congratulations to most recent Potter’s Violin Instrument Award winners!
  • Senate passes bipartisan Every Child Achieves Act (see ASTA Advocacy Brief)