ASTA Student Chapters

Deadline extended!
The student discount deadline for National Conference
is now February 10, 2017. See details below.

Why Start a Student Chapter?

The American String Teachers Association (ASTA) Student Chapters provide a variety of beneficial resources to string students. The ASTA Student Chapters give students access to: job postings, resources, and networking with potential mentors and future employers. ASTA Student Chapters also provide discounted rates on instrument insurance, as well as discounted rates to attend the ASTA national conference and state chapter activites. In addition to these wonderful resources, students have the ability to build strong leadership skills to enhance professional development and career growth. Our student chapters add strength, through unity, in becoming a strong voice for string music education! The ASTA National Office will reimburse each chapter up to $50 for food and refreshments at your kick-off meeting or recruiting event. Please complete the Recruitment Reimbursement Request Form, and submit the completed form with your receipt to the National Office.

Awards - Deadline January 15, 2017
Awards are presented annually for Most Improved Student Chapter and Outstanding Student Chapter. All active student chapters are eligible to receive these prestigious awards. In addition, ASTA offers the Student Exemplary Service Award, designed to recognize and reward college string students who distinguish themselves as active members and supporters of ASTA while in college. Students completing the criteria will receive recognition at the ASTA National Conference and in the American String Teacher journal.

Nomination forms are located below. The deadline for ALL award applications is January 15, 2017.

National Conference Discount - Deadline February 10, 2017
If 5 or more student members from an ASTA registered student chapter attend the ASTA 2017 National Conference, March 1-4 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, they can register at a discounted rate of $99 per person. This discount applies to new registrations for full conference. Each student chapter member registering must be a current ASTA member in good standing. The deadline for the discount is February 10, 2017.

You must use the PDF Registration Form. Be sure to submit all registration forms together with payment to the ASTA National Office via email, fax (703-279-2114), or mail (4155 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030).

Student Chapter Webinar
In case you missed the Student Chapter Webinar held October 5, 2014, by Student Committee Chair Adriana LaRosa Ransom, you may view the PowerPoint presentation here.