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Call for Nominations: ASTA Board of Directors
Deadline August 30, 2019


ASTA is currently seeking candidates for the following open board positions:
    -  President-Elect
    -  Secretary
    -  Member-at-Large

Service begins May 15, 2020, and ends May 15, 2022.

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.

Please note that the president-elect serves on the ASTA Board for a total of six years (two as president-elect, two as president, and two as past president). The term of office for secretary and 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 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

For more details, please view the ASTA board-approved leadership characteristics for ASTA Board of Director members:

To be considered, please complete this survey and email a copy of your resume/bio to asta@astastrings.org.

The call for nominations closes on August 30, 2019, and the election begins December 2019. Board members take office May 15, 2020.



FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES:

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

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.
 
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

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.

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.

Questions? Please email asta@astastrings.org.