Competitions & Festivals 

ASTA competitions ensure that young string players and teachers receive the recognition they deserve. Our various competitions provide opportunity for the best and brightest to shine! Use the links to the left or below to get more details about each competition, including deadlines and application materials.


National Solo Competition Announcement
ASTA is pleased to share some exciting changes to the National Solo Competition. As part of our new strategic plan we are looking to expand our member engagement—and a large part of that is at the state level. The ASTA Board determined a natural fit would be to return the solo competition back to state chapters. This will help states expand their local member interaction and chapter engagement. We encourage state chapters to take this opportunity to implement or expand their own competition to highlight talented local young musicians. Please visit your state chapter’s website for information about programs in your area.