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 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
  • 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. The online exam portal is currently CLOSED. The next online exam will be open for applications from June 1-June 30, 2019. If you have any questions about submitting an exam, please contact asta@astastrings.org.

    State Enrollment Form
    Please use the State Enrollment Form to help ASTA keep accurate information about your event. State organizers: if you need any forms from the ASTACAP Handbook Appendix, email asta@astastrings.org.
    State Enrollment Form
    (Adobe PDF File)
    ASTACAP Information Brochure
    Use this ASTACAP information brochure to introduce ASTACAP and its 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.