2020 Music & Mingle Events

Newcomers' Welcome
Wednesday, March 4, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Are you new to ASTA or is this your first ASTA National Conference? Meet others who are new to the community, grow your network, and meet the ASTA Board of Directors.

Welcome Experience
Wednesday, March 4, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Connect with new friends and reconnect with your peers. This is a great way to jump-start your conference experience!

Evening Concert:
Electric Violin Night with Jesus Florido and Friends
Thursday, March 5, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Join us for an evening concert with electric violin veterans Jesus Florido, Joe Deninzon, and Tracy Silverman. This exciting performance will cover a wide range of musical styles and feature special guests including Martha Mooke, Mark Wood, and Greg Byers backed by a band of renowned artists: Elias Tona, bass (Al Di Meola), Luis Alicea, drums (Al Di Meola), Rodney Alejandro, keys (The Script). This group of friends will have you on your feet all night!

Jesus Florido

Tracy Silverman

Joe Deninzon

NEW! ASTA Wellness Renewal Lounge

Friday, March 6
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Take a moment out of your busy day and stop by the new wellness renewal lounge. Participate in a mini-session to focus on your well-being. Hosted by the ASTA Wellness Committee.

Stretching with Anne Rardin: 10:35 AM – 10:55 AM
Stretching is terrific for lengthening muscles that have been shortened with effort, such as practicing, or from stress or tension. Anne Rardin will lead a 20-minute stretching session. Please dress comfortably.

Tune-Up Tips with Body Mechanics Specialists: 12:30 PM –1:30 PM
Tune-up tips for better body mechanics: Ask the experts questions about movement and efficient body use, with or without instruments, at separate stations in the Wellness Renewal Space.
  -  Kathleen Horvath (bass) – Basic Biomechanics
  -  Jennifer Johnson (violin) – Body Mapping
  -  Katrin Meidell (viola) – Karen Tuttle Coordination and violin/viola instrument fit
  -  Alexander Technique
Breathing: 3:50 PM – 4:10 PM
Though we all breathe naturally without thought, there are many kinds of intentional breathing that can aid us in many areas of our lives.

Body Scanning with Laura Talbott-Clark: 4:30 PM – 4:50 PM
We often retain tension and stress in different parts of our body without being conscious of it. Laura Talbott-Clark will lead us in a body scan meditation designed to increase awareness of physical sensations and to relieve tension.

Jam Sessions
Thursday, March 5, and Friday, March 6
10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sponsored by 
Join your friends for some impromptu music-making fun! Jam sessions are usually longer than the one-hour scheduled time and continue long into the night, so feel free to drop in any time.

Thursday, March 5, 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Led by Moxie Strings

Friday, March 6, 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM 
Led by Martha Mooke