ASTA Task Force:
Resuming Instruction During COVID-19

The American String Teachers Association convened the ASTA COVID-19 Task Force on May 21, 2020, to create planning guides for string teachers as they prepare to resume string instruction in classrooms and studios in the fall.

The primary goal of this task force is to support our members in engaging their students in learning—regardless of the mode of delivery—by providing suggestions for the three possible scenarios: face-to-face, online, and hybrid.

You can find the planning guides here.

Task Force Members

Rebecca MacLeod, Chair
University of North Carolina Greensboro

Kenny Baker
McQueen High School

Stephen Benham
Duquesne University

Brian Coatney
Wylie Independent School District

Emily Hanna Crane
Austin Peay State University

Frank Diaz
Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University

David Eccles
The Lovett School

Creston Herron
Klein High School

Michael Hopkins
University of Michigan

Brian Kellum
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, doctoral candidate

Scott Laird

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics

Kirk Moss
University of Northwestern – St. Paul

Denese Odegaard
Past President, NAfME

James Palmer
Allatoona High School

Erica Shirts
Duke University String School at Duke University

Laura Talbott Clark
Greenwood School of Music, Oklahoma State University

Mary Wagner
James Madison University