String Researcher Award

Nominations due by October 30, 2020

ASTA sponsors an annual award to recognize excellence in string research. The String Researcher Award is given to those whose work has contributed significantly to scholarship in string education and/or performance.

The 2021 award honors long-term achievement in research. Nominees should have a record of sustained engagement (at least 10 years) in the following research activities: publication in juried research journals, research presentations at professional meetings, professional service in string research, and support (mentoring, collaboration, supervision) of other string researchers.

The award will be presented at the 2021 ASTA National Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Nominations for the awards may come from any ASTA member; self-nomination is permitted. To nominate a qualified researcher, please provide the name and email address of the nominee and a letter of nomination that addresses the nominee’s qualifications. The Research Awards Committee will then contact the nominee to request essential information (curriculum vitae and other relevant documentation).
Nominations for this award must be submitted electronically no later than October 30, 2020, to

Congratulations to ASTA String Researcher Award Recipients

  • 2020: Early Career String Research Award:
  • 2019: Award for Long Term Achievement:
  • 2018: Early Career String Research Award:
  • 2017: Award for Long Term Achievement:
  • 2016: Early Career String Research Award:
  • 2015: Award for Long Term Achievement:
  • 2014: Emergent String Researcher:
  • 2013: Award for Long Term Achievement:
  • 2012: Emergent String Researcher:
  • 2011: Award for Long Term Achievement:
  • David Pope
  • Gail V. Barnes
  • Karen Hendricks
  • Margaret H. Berg
  • Kristen Pellegrino
  • Margaret Schmidt
  • Rebecca B. MacLeod
  • David W. Sogin
  • Joshua A. Russell
  • Donald L. Hamann