2022 Hybrid ASTA National Conference

Music & Connection Events in Atlanta

Join us for exciting performances, as well as opportunities to connect with your colleagues and volunteer in the local community.

Newcomers' Welcome

Wednesday, March 16, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Are you new to ASTA or is this your first ASTA National Conference? Join us to connect with others who are new to the community, grow your network, and meet the ASTA Board of Directors.

Welcome Event Featuring ASTA National Teacher's Orchestra

Wednesday, March 16, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Take this opportunity to meet your colleagues, reconnect with friends, and enjoy a performance by the ASTA National Teacher's Orchestra.

More Events Coming Soon

  • Local volunteer opportunities in Atlanta
  • Friday evening concert
  • Jam sessions

Opening Session & Concert Featuring U.S. Air Force Strings

Thursday, March 17, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Helping us kick off our national conference focused on celebrating diversity, the U.S. Air Force Strings will be our featured opening session, performing compositions from underrepresented composers. Along with the performances, you will hear from several of the featured composers about their music for string ensembles, celebrate ASTA's 75th Anniversary with a performance of one of the winning compositions, and connect with the winners of ASTA's annual awards.

The Air Force Strings is the official string ensemble of the United States Air Force. Stationed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., it is one of six musical ensembles that form The U.S. Air Force Band. The Air Force Strings consists of 17 active-duty musicians performing a wide range of musical styles, from classical symphonic selections and Broadway show tunes to classic rock, bluegrass, and patriotic compositions.

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Evening Concert Featuring Jeremy Kittel with Kittel & Co.

Thursday, March 17, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Called “one of the most exceptional violinists and fiddlers of his generation” by WGBH, virtuoso and composer Jeremy Kittel’s music inhabits the space between chamber and acoustic roots, Celtic and bluegrass aesthetics, folk and jazz sensibilities.

Previously of the Grammy-winning Turtle Island Quartet, Jeremy Kittel has been a composer-arranger-collaborator for such diverse artists as My Morning Jacket, Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble, and Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn. He blazes through a Bach violin partita as easily as a Scottish reel, bringing the same intense focus and precision to both. For the last few years the Michigan native, now based in Brooklyn, has been diligently building his own repertoire of music for a wholly original new group.

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