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

Now Looking for Volunteers:

ASTA is currently seeking candidates for the following open board position: member-at-large. Service begins May 15, 2019, and ends May 15, 2021.

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.

The term of office for member-at-large is two years.

Candidates must meet a professional standard of excellence by demonstrating the following:

  • Active membership in ASTA
  • Willing to accept a leadership role in building the future of our national organization
  • Time to dedicate to fulfilling board responsibilities
  • Ability to register and attend the ASTA National Conference during the term of office
  • A meaningful gift to the ASTA Foundation
  • Ability to travel to two annual board meetings

To nominate a colleague or yourself, please email the nomination form (below) and a copy of your resume/bio to asta@astaweb.com

The call for nominations closes on June 29, 2018, and the election begins late fall 2018. Board members take office May 15, 2019.



Collegiate Committee (now closed)

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. Committee position May 2018-May 2020.
Time commitment: Monthly 1-2 hours

Eclectic Strings Committee (now closed)
Ensures that eclectic styles are an integral part of the ASTA community; organizes and holds annual eclectic strings roundtable; submits content ideas for consideration; identifies the needs and trends for eclectic strings. Committee position May 2018-May 2020.
Time commitment:  Monthly 1-2 hours

K-12 Committee (now closed)
Fosters community and ASTA identity with the K-12 string education community; organizes and holds annual K-12 roundtable meeting; submits content ideas for consideration; identifies the needs and trends of the K-12 community. Committee position May 2018-May 2020.
Time commitment: Monthly 1-2 hours

String Research Journal Editorial Board (now closed)
Three positions are open to serve a six-year term on the String Research Journal Editorial Board (2018-2024). The String Research Journal is the juried string research publication of ASTA.
Interested candidates are asked to complete the volunteer form as well as submit via email to asta@astaweb.com an electronic copy of the nominee's CV (in PDF or .doc/.docx format). 
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.
 
Studio Teacher Committee (now closed)
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. Committee position May 2018-May 2020.
Time commitment: Monthly 1-2 hours

How do I show my interest?
All ASTA professional members are welcome to volunteer; limited slots are available. Please fill out this form and add why you are interested in participating in this committee.

Check back for openings for these committees:

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.

Research Committee (currently not open for volunteer positions)
Gather and analyze data in relationship to string education; select award winners.

Student Advisory Committee (currently not open for volunteer positions)
Represent the needs of string education students; select award winners; identify content and professional development areas focused on student needs.