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June 1 - June 30

Online ASTACAP exams open

June 10

Deadline to advertise in the August Back-to-School issue of the AST journal

June 17

Deadline to apply for the ASTA Mentor Program for the upcoming school year

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Free member resource: The ASTACAP Handbook can help guide your teaching with an extensive, flexible curriculum of scales, etudes, and repertoire.

We are now accepting applications for the ASTA Mentor Program. It's designed to connect early-career teachers with experienced school string/orchestra teachers. Apply to be a mentee or mentor by June 17.

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