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Deadlines

May 13
Registration deadline for the ASTA Virtual Orchestra Masterclass

June 1 - June 30
ASTACAP Online open for submissions

July 1
Submit an article for the American String Teacher journal


ASTACAP Online opens June 1: The ASTA Certificate Advancement Program will be open for online applications from June 1 to June 30, 2021. Start preparing now to submit student performances. Learn more.



Did you know ASTA turns 75 this year? Included in our anniversary celebration is a composition competition! Learn more
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Are you a private studio teacher or small business owner and need liability, life, or health insurance? Learn more about ASTA member insurance plans.


We invite your middle and high school students to an afternoon of collaborative music making at the ASTA Virtual Orchestra Masterclass on Saturday, May 15. Learn more about the clinicians and what’s on the schedule.

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