Want to Be Part of Shaping ASTA's Future?
Volunteer Your Time and Talent

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES:


Application Deadline: July 17, 2020


Collegiate Committee

Fosters community and ASTA identity with the higher education string education community; organizes and holds annual collegiate roundtable meeting; submits content ideas for consideration; identifies the needs of the collegiate community; reviews National Conference collegiate presentation submissions. Time commitment: Monthly 1-2 hours.
 

K-12 Committee

Fosters community and ASTA identity with the K-12 string education community; organizes and holds annual K-12 conference meeting; submits content ideas for consideration; reviews National Conference K-12 presentation submissions; identifies the needs and trends of the K-12 community; selects annually the Elizabeth A. H. Green School Educator award. Time commitment: Monthly 1-2 hours.
 

Eclectic Styles Committee 

Ensures that eclectic styles are an integral part of the ASTA community; organizes and holds annual eclectic styles roundtable; submits content ideas for consideration; identifies the needs and trends for eclectic styles; reviews National Conference eclectic styles presentation submissions. Time commitment: Monthly 1-2 hours.
 

Studio Teacher Committee 

Fosters community and ASTA identity with the private studio community; organizes and holds annual private studio roundtable meeting; submits content ideas for consideration; identifies the needs and trends of the private studio community; reviews National Conference private studio presentation submissions Time commitment: Monthly 1-2 hours.
 

Research Committee 

Gathers and analyzes data in relationship to string education; reviews research requests submitted for permission to survey ASTA membership; determines which surveys ASTA will circulate within the membership for participation; selects award winners.


Term length for all committees: 2020 – May 2022

Qualifications for all committees:

  • Demonstrated interest and knowledge in subject area.
  • Willingness to serve and actively participate in calls and online.
  • Capacity to serve.
  • The knowledge and skills to contribute.
  • Demonstrated leadership and communication skills.
  • Willingness to engage with new ideas.
  • Recommended that committee members attend the ASTA National Conference.
     

To volunteer for any of the committees listed above, please complete this online form. All applications must be submitted by July 17, 2020.

Invitations to join the committees will be sent by August 2020.

Questions? Please contact asta@astastrings.org.


FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES:


ASTA Board of Directors (currently not open for volunteer positions)

Service on the ASTA Board of Directors is a chance to help drive the decisions of our national association and shape the future of string teaching and playing. ASTA staff takes care of managing the association’s day-to-day operations, which allows board members to focus on matters of strategic importance that improve the programs and services offered to members. Board service is a chance to grow professionally and personally, gain valuable skills and experience, and make lasting connections with a team of passionate and motivated professionals.


String Research Journal Editorial Board (currently not open for volunteer positions)
The String Research Journal is the juried string research publication of ASTA. Qualifications: Documentation of sustained research activity in the areas of string playing and teaching. Members and the Editor of the String Research Journal Editorial Board serve 6-year rotating terms. Responsibilities: Review submitted manuscripts for the SRJ and make recommendations for publication; review submissions for the annual ASTA Research Poster Session.
 

Membership Ambassadors (currently not open for volunteer positions)
Help new ASTA members assimilate into the organization and ensure that each new member receives the most value possible from their ASTA membership. The ultimate goal of the Ambassador program is to ensure that members continue their membership in ASTA and help build the organization by bringing in new members.


Collegiate Student Advisory Committee (currently not open for volunteer positions)
Help engage and grow the string education student community; represent the needs of string education students; provide guidance on current topics, trends, and specific focus areas; select award winners. Time commitment: approximately 2 hours per month.


American String Teacher Journal Music Reviewers (currently not open for volunteer positions)
Provide music reviews for the American String Teacher journal that help educators make informed purchases: review music and books; write reviews for publication in the journal.


American String Teacher Editorial Committee (currently not open for volunteer positions)
The American String Teacher (AST) Editorial Committee focuses on the content of the quarterly AST journal. Volunteers review submitted articles, recommend article topics, write at least one journal article for consideration, and solicit article submissions.
    
 
Questions? Please email asta@astastrings.org.