ASTA is excited to celebrate 75 years of professional training and support for string educators throughout the country. One of the activities created by the ASTA 75th Anniversary Task Force is a new program of monthly virtual chats facilitated by ASTA state chapters for the 2021–2022 school year.
The goal is to provide free resources for ASTA members in honor of our 75th anniversary. These Zoom chats will feature short presentations by experts in various areas of string education, followed by a discussion and Q&A.
Below is a list of speakers by content area. The ASTA 75th Anniversary Task Force has selected speakers with a wide range of viewpoints and name recognition to draw a large audience. Speakers must be current ASTA members and have agreed to waive any fee only for this program, only for this school year. Although not definitive, the list is meant to provide a starting point for chapters to select presenters.
Each chat should be treated as a “town hall” meeting, allowing speakers 15 to 20 minutes to address the topic and another 40 to 45 minutes for discussion and questions. Chapters should provide a moderator to guide the discussion and make sure the chat flows smoothly.