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Upcoming Webinars

Free for ASTA members  |  $15 for non-members
Please note: Registration is required. Once you register, a Zoom link will be emailed to you. Registration closes 10 minutes prior to the webinar. A webinar recording will be available for ASTA members.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

2023 ASTA National Conference Preview

Early Bird registration for the 2023 National Conference in Orlando, FL closes Monday, December 19! Join Duane Padilla, Blair Williams and special guests as they highlight the many exciting pre-conference workshops, keynote speakers, sessions, events, concerts, masterclasses, reading sessions, NOF performances, exhibits, jam sessions, and MORE!  

Facilitators:


Duane Padilla
Violin, Viola, and Eclectic Styles Teacher, Punahou Music School
ASTA Content Committee Chair


Blair Williams
Director of Professional Development
American String Teachers Association


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Wednesday, December 21, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Tapestry of Tunes: Building a Global Repertoire for Beginning Strings

This session is designed to expand beginner-level string repertoire and practices to include music from non-Western sources and incorporate a practice of culturally responsive pedagogy in beginning string orchestras. We will discuss ways to honor and include the heritage of your students as well as introduce them to unfamiliar genres and musical traditions, all while promoting beginning stringed instrument fundamentals! 

Presenter:

Mariana Mathewson
K-5 General Music, Band, and Orchestra
Grandview Elementary School


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Thursday, January 5, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

The Three R's Post-Covid: Reach, Represent, Rebuild

As everyone continues to assess our new normal of teaching music in a post-covid world, this webinar strives to give educators tools to reach students where they are and use music to allow them grow, make sure all students are represented through thoughtful repertoire selection, and rebuild our studios, programs, and communities through engaging activities and games that allow learning to take place at impactful levels. Join members of the ASTA K-12 Committee as their share their experiences and insights. 

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More Member Content

Selected sessions from the ASTA National Conference to support your teaching:

  • Speaking Up and Playing Out — How to advocate for you, your students, and your program - Jacqueline Skara and Rose Sciaroni

  • 21st Century Warm-Ups — Improvisational exercises for orchestras and individuals - Taylor Morris

  • Gypsy Jazz Fundamentals — Learn to swing in this multi-level, educational guided jam session -  Duane Padilla

  • Teaching to the Margins — Inclusive practices for classroom instruction - Kelsey Nussbaum

  • Get ‘Em In and Keep ‘Em! — Recruiting and retaining students from 6th to 12th grade - Shawn Morton

  • The Heart of Teaching Music — Social and emotional learning and why it is more important than ever - Scott Edgar

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ASTA On-Demand Webinars

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