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Featured Books

ASTA String Curriculum 2011 Edition
ASTA String Curriculum 2011 Edition

By Stephen J. Benham, Mary L. Wagner, Jane Linn Aten, Judith P. Evans, Denese Odegaard, and Julie Lyonn Lieberman

Price: $49.99

Basic Principles of Violin Playing
Basic Principles of Violin Playing

By Paul Rolland

Price: $14.99

String Syllabus Volume One (2009 Edition)
String Syllabus Volume One (2009 Edition)

Ed. David Littrell

Price: $39.99

ASTA Standards

FYI...Did you know that ASTA has developed standards for string teachers and orchestra directors who are working in K-12 programs? Led by Dr. Robert Gillespie, Ohio State University, the teaching standards task force has recently revised the standards, for use in helping to guide evaluations, inform administrators, and provide general insight into what ASTA believes are essential skills and qualities for excellence. We hope you find these useful!

American String Teacher

ASTA is excited to announce its partnership with SAGE Publishing to produce American String Teacher and the String Research Journal. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content publishing. The partnership with SAGE will bring better online access, including a robust search function; more visibility in the string community; and a streamlined submission process for authors.

Every quarter, our award-winning, peer-reviewed journal keeps members up to date on the string profession. The journal provides feature articles, instrument forums, and teaching tips, as well as association and industry news.

"We look forward to working with SAGE Publishing to expand the reach and accessibility of our journals, allowing us to foster knowledge and resources that support string teachers, performers, students, and school orchestra programs," says Monika Schulz, CAE, Chief Executive Officer of ASTA. "We look forward to working with SAGE Publishing to expand the reach and accessibility of our journals, allowing us to foster knowledge and resources that support string teachers, performers, students, and school orchestra programs. SAGE has an excellent reputation in education publishing. We are confident this partnership will benefit ASTA, our members, and the string community." -Monika Schulz, CAE, Chief Executive Officer