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April 12
Application deadline for ASTA volunteer opportunities

April 19
Deadline to apply for state and student chapter awards

April 26
Deadline to submit session proposals for the 2022 ASTA National Conference

April 30
Application deadline for the 2022 ASTA National Orchestra Festival

June 1 - June 30
ASTACAP Online open for submissions

ASTACAP Online opens June 1: The ASTA Certificate Advancement Program will be open for online applications from June 1 to June 30, 2021. Start preparing now to submit student performances. Learn more.

ASTA Statement on Violence against the Asian-American and Pacific Islander Community: The American String Teachers Association condemns the violence that occurred in and around Atlanta, where eight people, including six Asian-American women, were murdered. Read the full statement.

Access to on-demand sessions from the 2021 Virtual ASTA National Conference is available now for conference attendees (ASTA login required).

The call for session proposals for the 2022 ASTA National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, is now open. Submit your proposal by April 26, 2021.

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