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September 29
Webinar on Mental Health and String Education

September 30
Nominations due for ASTA Board of Directors

Application deadline for ASTA Mentor Program

October 19
Proposals due for juried research poster session at ASTA National Conference

October 30
Nominations due for String Researcher Award

October 31
Member-Get-A-Member Campaign last day to earn rewards

NEW Back-to-School Resources
  • Fall 2021 Suggested Mitigation Strategies in the Strings Classroom and Studio
  • Recruiting Tips and Tricks
  • Using Stimulus Funds to Build String Programs in Schools
  • More

ASTA Board of Directors Call for Nominations – We are currently seeking candidates for President-Elect, Secretary, and Member-at-Large. Learn more.

ASTA String Researcher Award Call for Nominations  – This year, the award will honor an early-career researcher. Learn more.

ASTA Mentor Program – Whether you are a beginning teacher, new to strings, or want to sharpen your skills, the ASTA Mentor Program can connect you with an experienced string education specialist. Apply by September 30.

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