Member Benefits

“ASTA has changed my life! I truly believe I owe a big part of my success and joy in teaching to what I have learned through ASTA.”  Michelle Wilkinson-Nelson, Prairieville, Indiana

State Chapter Membership 
Membership dues automatically include participation in your state chapter. State chapter membership offers many benefits, including local networking opportunities, conferences, workshops, newsletters, and more.
ASTA Connect Online Community
Exclusively for ASTA members. An online space to share ideas, ask questions, exchange resources, build relationships, and more. Start collaborating today at
American String Teacher Journal 
Our award-winning, peer-reviewed, quarterly journal keeps you up-to-date on the string profession with feature articles, teaching tips, music reviews, and industry news.
ASTA National Conference   
ASTA members receive a substantial discount to attend ASTA's annual national conference, where you can recharge, learn, connect, and make music with your string colleagues.
Professional Development
ASTA offers professional development programs for string educators, including professional development hours and college credit for attending the ASTA National Conference.
Affordable Instrument Insurance
Huntington T. Block is ASTA's preferred musical instrument insurance provider. Learn more.
Group Insurance Program
Through Forrest T. Jones & Company, ASTA members are eligible for insurance coverage including liability, life, auto, health, dental, and more. Visit for details.
ASTA Discount Perks
ASTA members can save money on thousands of products and services through ASTA Discount Perks at BenefitHub. The online platform includes discounts on entertainment, travel, electronics, restaurants, local shops, and much more.
String Research Journal 
Members receive online access to ASTA's scholarly publication, the String Research Journal, as well as a discount on printed copies. This peer-reviewed journal includes research relevant to string settings—from early childhood study to the advanced private studio and string ensembles. 
Access to String-Related Job Listings
String-related job opportunities are posted to the ASTA website on a continuing basis, providing members with a current list of opportunities in the profession.
ASTA National Orchestra Festival 
Members and their students are eligible to compete in the ASTA National Orchestra Festival. It’s a great opportunity for middle school and high school orchestras to gain performance experience and recognition at a national level, learn, and have fun. Learn more about why your orchestra should attend.
Advertise with ASTA  
ASTA offers many opportunities for vendors and organizations to spread the word about their products, services, and programs. Please note that advertising rates are reduced for ASTA members.
Certificate Advancement Program (ASTACAP) 
The ASTACAP program seeks to establish definite goals and awards for students of all levels through non-competitive examinations. Students are judged on technical and musical preparedness at specific levels (Foundation through Level 10) by an examiner of musical and pedagogical stature. A certificate of achievement is awarded for each level successfully completed.

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