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March 3 - 7
We look forward to seeing you at ASTA's first-ever virtual national conference!

April 1
Submit an article for the AST journal

April 30
Application deadline for the 2022 ASTA National Orchestra Festival

June 1 - June 30
ASTACAP Online open for submissions

Come hear conference keynote speaker Aaron Dworkin, professor of arts leadership and entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan, share strategies on recruitment, teaching, repertoire, and collaboration that can empower string teachers to achieve impact in a diverse and actively evolving landscape. Learn more.

Earn credit hours when you attend the 2021 Virtual ASTA National Conference, to use toward certificate/ license renewal and to apply toward college programs. Learn more.

Get ongoing resources and support during COVID-19. Check our resources page for the strings community.

Just announced! Grammy-nominated group A Far Cry will give a concert performance at the 2021 Virtual ASTA National Conference! See their video message and learn about other exciting performances at this year's conference.

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