In 1997, ASTA created the String Industry Council to foster collaborative partnerships between industry and association members. Since then, the Council has grown to include nearly 200 organizations worldwide representing every facet of the strings industry. Support from corporate members has played a vital role in the growth and development of the strings profession and has created dynamic and vibrant partnerships that support both industry and education. Corporate membership dues are based on an organization's annual sales and start at just $225 per year! For more information regarding Corporate membership, including pricing and benefits, download the String Industry Council brochure at the bottom of this page.
Corporate members offer a wealth of products and services--some at discounted rates for ASTA members. Use the link below to explore all that ASTA has to offer!
Search the String Industry Council Directory.
Products and Services Categories
- Festivals and Workshops
- Instrument, Accessory & Manufacturer Wholesaler
- Instrument, Accessory & Music Sales
- Instrument Maker/Dealer
- Instrument Rentals
- Instrument Repairs
- Magazine/Book Publisher
- Music Education
- Music Publishers
- Music Tours
- Symphony & Orchestra
Council members receive discounted rates on advertising in the quarterly American String Teacher journal. Organizations also have the benefit of citing their Council membership in advertising and promotional literature.
Special discounts on exhibit space and exclusive opportunities for the Music Industry Showcases are available for Council members at ASTA national conferences.
Council members have the opportunity to take part in award programs and competitions that promote industry products and services. These programs, which are implemented through the National Foundation to Promote String Teaching and Playing, currently include the Potter's Violin Instrument Awards and the CodaBows for America Community Outreach Program.
Council membership includes a listing in the searchable directory on the Learn Strings page of the ASTA website. Your organization is listed under all applicable categories with contact information, including email and website links.
Music and Book Reviews
Council members may submit music and books to be considered for review in American String Teacher. This opportunity is only available to SIC members.
Council members stay informed through subscriptions to American String Teacher, ASTA eNews, and the newsletter from your state chapter of ASTA.
Access to renting the ASTA mailing list. Mailing lists may be customized to certain professions, instruments, or states depending on your company’s target market.
ASTA provides updates on the association and other string news through Twitter and Facebook.
To Join ASTA
Download the String Industry Council brochure, below, or contact membership at 703-279-2113 or email@example.com