2024 National Conference

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Expanding and Connecting Communities

Come explore the many possibilities for teaching, playing, and engaging in string music making.

Collocating with Suzuki Association of the Americas!

Each organization will host its own conference in the same venue, with opportunities for members to overlap. We are pleased to be sharing space with another music-centered organization.


Register once - attend all sessions, concerts, master classes, exhibits, reading sessions and more in both the ASTA and SAA programs!

Daily Keynote Speakers

Attendees will start off their day with inspiring messages from our daily keynote speakers! Keynotes begin at 8:00 AM each day.

  • Thursday, March 21

    Vijay Gupta

    Vijay Gupta is a violinist, speaker and citizen-artist dedicated to creating spaces of wholeness through music. Vijay’s work embodies his belief that the work of artists and citizens is one: to make a sadhana - a daily practice - of the world we envision.

  • Friday, March 22

    Sphinx Virtuosi

    The Sphinx Virtuosi is a dynamic and inspiring professional self-conducted chamber orchestra and serves as the flagship performing entity of the Sphinx Organization - the leading social justice non-profit transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts.

  • Saturday, March 23

    Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser

    Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser is a well-known name in the music education world as a teacher, clinician, author, composer, consultant, adjudicator, and, above all, a trusted friend to anyone interested in working with young people to develop a desire for excellence.


Performances include the Thursday Opening Ceremony, Thursday & Friday evening concerts, and the Saturday Closing Ceremony.

  • Thursday, March 21 - 8:00 AM

    Vijay Gupta & the Univ of Kentucky Symphony Orch

    Founded in 1918, the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra is in its 105th concert season. The UK symphony is a 100-member all-student orchestra that presents classical, chamber and education concerts each year, and is made up of undergraduate and graduate students

  • Friday, March 22 - 8:00 AM

    Music Institute of Chicago Virtuoso Strings

    The MIC Virtuoso Strings is a performing and touring chamber ensemble consisting of 22 young performers from the Chicagoland area. Repertoire integrates classical and different styles of music from various ethnic, cultural, and religious traditions.

  • Saturday, March 23 - 8:00 AM

    Jacobs School of Music String Academy Virtuosi

    The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music String Academy Virtuosi are a unique collection of violinists and violists between the ages of 13 and 18 who perform as an ensemble and as soloists.

  • Thursday, March 21 - 7:30-9:00 PM

    Mike Block's Biribá Union

    Mike Block (Cello, Vocals), Christylez Bacon (Beatbox, Guitar, Rhymes), and Patricia Ligia (Electric Bass, Pandeiro, Vocals) form a dynamic trio, blending original music with global influences to form a fresh and accessible sound.

  • Friday, March 22 - 7:30-9:00 PM

    Sphinx Virtuosi

    The Sphinx Virtuosi is a dynamic and inspiring professional self-conducted chamber orchestra and serves as the flagship performing entity of the Sphinx Organization. Sponsored by the Musicians Performance Trust Fund. FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Click Here to Learn More!

  • Saturday, March 23 - 3:00 PM

    Closing Ceremony

    Featuring performances by the ASTA National Orchestra Festival Grand Champions and the SAA Youth Ensembles

Get Ready to Attend!

Taking place in the recently renovated

Kentucky International Convention Center

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