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ASTACAP Online is open twice a year, in June and November. Learn more about ASTACAP Online below, and get ready to apply in June!

Why ASTACAP Online?

  • Receive written feedback from nationally recognized adjudicators for scales, etudes, and repertoire.
  • Students who successfully complete their performance will receive a certificate of recognition.
  • Virtual opportunity to recognize your students' hard work when studio recitals are not an option.
  • Submit student performances for evaluation for a wide range of levels to fit any playing ability (foundation to level 10). Students of all ages may participate.
  • Member access to the full ASTACAP Handbook, which includes a breakdown of all ASTACAP level requirements, sample repertoire lists, and tips for submitting online performances.

How to apply for ASTACAP Online:

  • ASTACAP Online is open from June 1 to June 30, 2024.
  • You must be a current ASTA member to submit applications for your students.
  • Application costs are as follows: Levels: Foundation - 2: $50.00, Levels: 3 - 5: $65.00 Levels: 6 - 7: $80.00, Levels: 8 - 10: $95.00
  • Before applying, please review the ASTACAP program information for the performance options for your student's ability. Students of all ages may participate. See the tips below for submitting a successful performance.
  • The program platform supports the following video formats: mpeg, mpg, mp4, ogg, mov, avi, wmv, m4v, vob.

Tips for submitting a successful online performance:

  • Check the ASTACAP level requirements carefully to ensure that your student has all requirements prepared.
  • When recording your student's performance, please treat it like an audition tape. Be mindful of any background noise or distracting items in the room. If your student is performing from memory, your video should clearly show a room with no music stand or the music stand should be clearly facing away from the student with no music on it.
  • You will be recording 3 separate videos. One for scales, one for etudes, and one for the repertoire selection (if your ASTACAP level requires more than one piece, you will need to record one video for each piece). Videos must be recorded back-to-back, as if they were being recorded in a live setting. No edits may be made to the videos.
  • Teachers, as the ASTA member, should submit all student performances.
  • Completed adjudication forms and ASTACAP certificates for successful completion of an ASTACAP level will be mailed to teachers for distribution to students.

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To participate in ASTACAP throughout the year, consider participating in an in-person examination.

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