ASTA Student Chapters


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
  • networking with potential mentors
  • discounted rates on instrument insurance
  • discounted rates to attend the ASTA national conference
  • state activities
  • future employers

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.

For a complete list of student chapters:
Student Chapter Awards
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.

National Conference Discount - Deadlines apply, be sure to check with ASTA
If 5 or more student members of your student chapter attend the ASTA National Conference,  you can register at a discounted rate of $99 per person! Each student chapter member registering must be a current ASTA member in good standing. Student chapter members must register together and submit their registration forms either electronically or by mail to the ASTA National Office. Online registrations are not eligible for the discount.

Student Chapter Handbook
(Adobe PDF File)
Student Chapter Awards Form
(Adobe PDF File)