ASTA Awards

Each year at the ASTA National Conference, ASTA presents a number of awards to association members recognizing outstanding service and achievement. Here is an outline of our awards program:
ASTA’s quarterly Kudos awards recognize ASTA members whose outstanding work and dedication in the field goes above and beyond and creates a lasting impact that can help to inspire others. Applicants can be nominated by others familiar with their work, or themselves. Winners are highlighted in each issue of American String Teacher and featured in other ASTA communications.
  • Artist Teacher Award – awarded annually by the ASTA National Board to a pedagogue of renowned stature from North America. Past winners here.
  • Elizabeth A.H. Green School Educator Awardaward presented annually to a school string teacher with a current and distinguished career in a school orchestral setting.
  • Institutional String Education Award – presented for the first time in 2015, this award brings attention to the excellent and impactful consequential work on performance, education, and outreach demonstrated by “schools of music” around the nation.
  • String Project Award – awarded annually by the ASTA National Board to an outstanding String Project Site in the National String Project Consortium (NSPC). For more information on the NSPC, click here.
  • String Researcher Award and Emerging String Researcher Award – These two research awards alternate annually, and are given to a researcher whose work has contributed significantly to scholarship in string education and/or performance.
George Bornoff Scholarships – three scholarships are awarded each year in the amount of $800 to be used toward ASTA National Conference expenses. Applicants are required to be in their first five years of teaching, and special consideration is given to applicants teaching in underserved areas. Scholarships are sponsored by the Foundation for the Advancement of String Education.
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