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December 5

Last day online ASTACAP exams are open

December 19

Exhibitor savings deadline for ASTA National Conference

January 17

ASTA State Chapter Awards deadline

January 22

ASTA Student Chapter Awards deadline

ASTA will be at the 2019 Midwest Clinic this December in Chicago, Illinois. If you will be at the meeting, plan on attending the ASTA strings-specific chat session led by Bob Phillips, past president of ASTA, on practical strategies for balancing pedagogy and performance in the string classroom. Learn more.

Earn professional and college credits. Attend the 2020 ASTA National Conference in Orlando and earn credit hours to use toward certificate/license renewal or college programs. Learn more

Congratulations to ASTA award winners! See who won the ASTA Artist Teacher Award and more.

What does culturally responsive teaching look like in rural, suburban, and urban orchestra programs? Check out this article from the American String Teacher journal.

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