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Statement of Support for Arts Education
Applications due for the ASTA Mentor Program
ASTA webinar Practical Tips for Teaching Virtual Beginners
Member-Get-a-Member campaign ends
ASTACAP Online open for applications
ASTA webinar Taking Care of Ourselves as String Teachers and Players During COVID
Did you know ASTA has a mentor program? It's designed to connect early-career teachers with experienced string and orchestra teachers. Space is limited—learn more and apply today.
ASTA condemns the continuing acts of violence against the Black community. We denounce racism, hatred, and violence in any form and raise our voices in support of our Black members and our Black string students. Black Lives Matter. Read the ASTA Board of Directors Statement.
Get ongoing resources and support during COVID-19. Check our resources page for the strings community.
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