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

Now Looking for Volunteers:

American String Teacher (AST) Editorial Committee — Volunteer deadline November 10

The AST editorial committee focuses on the content of the quarterly AST Journal:

  • Review submitted material
  • Recommend articles
  • Annually write at least one journal article for consideration
  • Assist in soliciting articles


What ASTA is looking for:

  • Demonstrated interest and knowledge
  • Writing skills
  • Willingness to serve and actively participate with new ideas
  • Meet deadlines
  • Actively contribute to the committee

 
Time Commitment: 1 -2 hours monthly from December 2017 – June of 2019.  Meetings are virtual.

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.

Call for nominations for the ASTA Board of Directors 2019-2021 — Opens April 2018.
The 2017 call for nominations for President-Elect, Secretary, and Member-at-Large closed on April 28, 2017. The election begins late fall 2017. Board members take office May 15, 2018.

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.

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 for 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 and a copy of your resume/bio to asta@astaweb.com

After I submit a nomination, what happens next?
ASTA will contact you mid-summer with more information about nominations.
Nomination Form
(Adobe PDF File)

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Check back for openings on these committees:

Collegiate Committee (currently not open for volunteer positions)
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.
Time commitment: Monthly 1-2 hours

Eclectic Strings Committee (currently not open for volunteer positions)
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.
Time commitment:  Monthly 1-2 hours

K-12 Committee (currently not open for volunteer positions)
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.
Time commitment: Monthly 1-2 hours

Studio Teacher Committee (currently not open for volunteer positions)
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.
Time commitment: Monthly 1-2 hours

String Research Editorial Board (currently not open for volunteer positions)
Review material for the String Research Journal; review and select juried poster session submissions.

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.