About ASTACAP

The ASTA Certificate Advancement Program (ASTACAP) 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 Level - Level 10) by an ASTA examiner of musical and pedagogical stature. A certificate of achievement is awarded for each level successfully completed.

How do you and your students benefit from ASTACAP?

  • Progressive flexible curriculum
  • Individualized selection of study materials
  • Use in any teaching tradition
  • Non-competitive performance experience, including sight reading
  • Examination by highly experienced, respected instructional specialists
  • Detailed, supportive feedback
  • Exam results provided directly to teachers
  • Collaborate with other students and teachers
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    Examinations available in person or online.  Online exam portal currently open.  Deadline for online exams is February 2.

    State Enrollment Form
    Please use the State Enrollment Form to help ASTA keep information accurate about your event.
    State organizers: if you need any forms from the ASTACAP Handbook's Appendix email asta@astaweb.com.
    State Enrollment Form
    (Adobe PDF File)
    Informational ASTACAP Brochure
    Use the Informational ASTACAP Brochure to introduce ASTACAP and the benefits to your parents and students.
    ASTACAP Brochure
    (Adobe PDF File)

    ASTACAP Mission Statement 
    To establish national goals and awards for students of all levels through non-competitive examinations. Students will be judged on technical and musical preparedness in one of eleven levels by an examiner of musical and pedagogical stature. 
    Certificates of achievement will be awarded for each level successfully completed.