String Research Journal

The String Research Journal (SRJ) represents the research community of the American String Teachers Association. Its purpose is to:

» Encourage and improve scholarship and research within the string education profession
» 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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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

2016 - 2022 Term

Frank Diaz
Laurie Scott Young
Rebecca Tast

2015 - 2021 Term

David Sogin, Editor
John Geringer
David Pope
Kristen Pelligrino

2012 - 2018 Term

Gail Barnes
Joshua Russell
Bret Smith

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