Founded in 1946, the American String Teachers Association exists to support string and orchestra teachers and players. Our members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. We provide teaching resources, professional education, local and national events, a career center, insurance programs, and access to a vibrant and collaborative strings community.

Become A Member

Be part of an active network of string teachers, performers, orchestra directors, and other string enthusiasts. ASTA has been serving the needs of the string community for 75 years and can become a significant part of serving your needs as well.

ASTA Certificate Advancement Program (ASTACAP)

Over 15 years of ongoing live examinations, ASTACAP has established robust pedagogy and student learning benefits. Learn more about how your students can excel through ASTACAP, including in-person and online examination opportunities.

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