2022 Hybrid ASTA National Conference

Conference FAQs

What do we mean when we say the 2022 ASTA National Conference is hybrid?

For ASTA, our hybrid conference is about embracing the best of both in-person and virtual learning as musicians and music educators.

In Atlanta, we will be offering all the sessions that you have come to enjoy in an in-person ASTA conference—learning sessions, a plenary session featuring the music of underrepresented composers performed by the U.S. Air Force Strings, live performances including one by Jeremy Kittel & Co, master classes, reading sessions, pre-conference workshops including a conducting clinic and directors’ orchestra, and time to meet with your colleagues and connect with exhibitors.

The week following the gathering in Atlanta, ASTA will offer NEW and different content through a virtual conference experience. We are looking at two live keynotes and one live performance on the platform, all of which will be scheduled for later in the day so you can attend after teaching. We will have new learning sessions that will be pre-recorded and available for you throughout the days of the virtual conference, as well as afterward on the platform for the 30 days following the conference. And we will build in networking opportunities and live roundtable discussions during the virtual event as well.

Why doesn’t ASTA just stream the conference live from Atlanta?

While some organizations are attempting to offer live material simultaneously online, this is rarely successful without a substantial investment in audio-visual technology that is beyond ASTA’s budget. With a conference focused on music-making, the material included in many of the in-person sessions would require the purchase of additional licensing for streaming that is cost-prohibitive and difficult to obtain.

What if I can’t travel to Atlanta but I want access to some of that content?

ASTA will be reaching out to our in-person session presenters to invite them to pre-record their content (if applicable) for sharing as part of the virtual platform.

COVID safety in Atlanta

ASTA is committed to creating the safest experience possible at the in-person conference in Atlanta, Georgia. All conference participants in Atlanta will be required to follow COVID Safety and Mitigation Protocols as determined by the ASTA Board of Directors.