String Research Journal

The String Research Journal (SRJ) represents the research community of ASTA. Its purpose is to encourage and improve scholarship and research within the string education profession and to disseminate the results of this work to the string and larger music teaching communities. It is different from our quarterly publication, American String Teacher. 

Each year the 
SRJ publishes reports of peer-reviewed original research related to string music teaching, learning, and performance. The journal considers quantitative, qualitative, historical, and philosophical research relevant to string settings—from early childhood study to the advanced private studio and string ensembles. It covers a wide range of topics—including various aspects of string pedagogy and teaching practices, effective rehearsals, performance, history, and listener perception.

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Volume 13 currently available through OnlineFirst

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ASTA Partnership with SAGE Publishing
ASTA is now partnering with SAGE Publishing to produce the String Research Journal. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content. The partnership with SAGE provides better online access to ASTA journals, makes it easier to search articles, and increases the accessibility of these resources to the string community.

SRJ Editorial Board

2022 - 2028 Term

Michael Alexander
Margaret Berg
John Rine Zabanal

2021 - 2027 Term

David Pope, Editor
Gail Barnes
John Geringer
David Sogin

2018 - 2024 Term

Kasia Bugaj
James Mick
Martin Norgaard