Want to Be Part of Shaping ASTA's Future?
Volunteer Your Time and Talent

NOW OPEN:

Call for Volunteers - New Product Testers
Applications due by May 3, 2019


ASTA Online Community Beta Testers: Are you one of the first to try new technology? Do you enjoy interacting with others in online communities? ASTA will be launching a new member benefit later this year—an online community—and we are looking for volunteers interested in testing and providing feedback for the platform. This is a fun, virtual-only volunteer opportunity with a short commitment of approximately two months (May-June 2019).

Criteria for volunteers is as follows:
  • Willingness to actively participate
  • Participate with constructive feedback
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Tech savvy

If you would like to help shape this online platform and have fun while doing it, please complete this online formAll applications must be submitted by May 3, 2019.

Invitations to join the test group will be sent in early May. Questions? Please contact Tracey Krat at tkrat@astastrings.org.

NOW CLOSED:


ASTA Board of Directors Member-at-Large
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.

The next nomination cycle is this fall. Questions? Please email asta@astastrings.org.

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.

Student Advisory Committee (currently not open for volunteer positions)
Represent the needs of string education students; select award winners; identify content and professional development areas focused on student needs.