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NEW! ASTA State Networking Leadership Team for Louisiana and Rhode Island
Applications due by July 2, 2019

Are you a member or future member who works or lives in Rhode Island or Louisiana? ASTA is launching a new pilot program and is currently looking for volunteers to work on a leadership to help launch the program. This is a virtual opportunity and the time commitment is approximately one hour a month from August 2019-August 2021.

The leadership team of the state networking groups will focus on:

        - Identifying state string educators' needs
        - Organizing opportunities for members to interact virtually and in person
        - Engaging state members virtually on ASTA's new online collaboration platform, ASTA Connect
          (launching Fall 2019)
        - Actively recruiting members to ASTA 

To apply, please complete this online form. The deadline for applications is July 2, 2019
Questions? Email cmorrell@astastrings.org



FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES:


ASTA Board of Directors Member-at-Large (currently not open for volunteer positions; the next nomination cycle is this fall)
Service on the ASTA Board of Directors is a chance to help drive the decisions of our national association and shape the future of string teaching and playing. ASTA staff takes care of managing the association’s day-to-day operations, which allows board members to focus on matters of strategic importance that improve the programs and services offered to members. Board service is a chance to grow professionally and personally, gain valuable skills and experience, and make lasting connections with a team of passionate and motivated professionals.

Collegiate Committee (currently not open for volunteer positions)
Fosters community and ASTA identity with the higher education string education community; organizes and holds annual collegiate roundtable meeting; submits content ideas for consideration; identifies the needs of the collegiate community. Time commitment: Monthly 1-2 hours

Eclectic Strings Committee (currently not open for volunteer positions)
Ensures that eclectic styles are an integral part of the ASTA community; organizes and holds annual eclectic strings roundtable; submits content ideas for consideration; identifies the needs and trends for eclectic strings. Time commitment:  Monthly 1-2 hours

K-12 Committee (currently not open for volunteer positions)
Fosters community and ASTA identity with the K-12 string education community; organizes and holds annual K-12 roundtable meeting; submits content ideas for consideration; identifies the needs and trends of the K-12 community. Time commitment: Monthly 1-2 hours

String Research Journal Editorial Board (currently not open for volunteer positions)
The String Research Journal is the juried string research publication of ASTA. Qualifications: Documentation of sustained research activity in the areas of string playing and teaching. Members and the Editor of the String Research Journal Editorial Board serve 6-year rotating terms. Responsibilities: Review submitted manuscripts for the SRJ and make recommendations for publication; review submissions for the annual ASTA Research Poster Session.
 
Studio Teacher Committee (currently not open for volunteer positions)
Fosters community and ASTA identity with the private studio community; organizes and holds annual private studio roundtable meeting; submits content ideas for consideration; identifies the needs and trends of the private studio community. Time commitment: Monthly 1-2 hours

Membership Ambassadors (currently not open for volunteer positions)
Help new ASTA members assimilate into the organization and ensure that each new member receives the most value possible from their ASTA membership. The ultimate goal of the Ambassador program is to ensure that members continue their membership in ASTA and help build the organization by bringing in new members.

Research Committee (currently not open for volunteer positions)
Gather and analyze data in relationship to string education; select award winners.

Collegiate Student Advisory Committee (currently not open for volunteer positions)
Help engage and grow the string education student community; represent the needs of string education students; provide guidance on current topics, trends, and specific focus areas; select award winners. Time commitment: approximately 2 hours per month.

American String Teacher Journal Music Review Committee (currently not open for volunteer positions)
Provide music reviews for the American String Teacher journal that help educators make informed purchases: review music and books; write reviews for publication in the journal.

Questions? Please email asta@astastrings.org.