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April 16

Deadline to submit a session proposal for the 2021 ASTA National Conference

May 1

Deadline to apply for the 2021 ASTA National Orchestra Festival

June 1 - June 30

ASTACAP online exams open

ASTA has organized a quick guide of member-suggested platforms for online teaching. Learn more.

Do you have strings expertise to share? Consider submitting an article for ASTA’s American String Teacher journal. Learn more

Congratulations to ASTA award winners! See our outstanding student chapters, state chapters, and more.

Looking for instrument cleaning tips? Check out this article on keeping your instrument and yourself in good health and playing condition.

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