Conferences & Summits

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Our annual National Conference is the premiere gathering of string educators in the US, offering opportunities to connect with our community of educators, earn professional development hours in sessions tailored to string teachers of all types, attend engaging keynotes from leaders in the field, attend performances of the National Orchestra Festival, and network with industry manufacturers, insurance providers, publishers, institutions, and other exhibitors. The NEW FOR 2023 Virtual String Teachers Summit expands our yearly offerings, providing the same opportunities to connect, learn, and grow but in an entirely new format. Learn more about our recent and upcoming events, what opportunities they provide, and how you can take part below.

  • Sessions available on-demand through 12/31/2023

    2023 Virtual String Teachers Summit

    What pedagogies, practices, and beliefs will sustain our string teacher community moving forward? Join colleagues from across the country as we share ideas, recharge, and refocus for the years ahead.

  • March 20-23, 2024 | Louisville, KY

    2024 ASTA National Conference

    Expanding and Connecting Communities: Come explore the many possibilities for teaching, playing, and engaging in string music making. Co-locating with Suzuki Association of the Americas!

  • March 21-23, 2024 | Louisville, KY

    2024 National Orchestra Festival

    Middle and high school orchestras who are looking to gain performance experience and recognition on a national level, learn from prominent clinicians in the strings community, and have fun making music!

  • July 15-16, 2024 | Online

    2024 Virtual String Teachers Summit

    Collaborating and Connecting String Communities: Flex your pedagogical and creative muscles this summer with ASTA! Join us for this 2-day online event to build tools, techniques, and friendships that will support you through the next school year.

Past Programs

View the programs from past events

  • 2023 National Conference

  • 2023 Virtual String Teachers Summit

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Future Conference & Summit Dates

2024 National Conference | March 20-23; Louisville, KY

2024 Virtual String Teachers Summit | July 15-16; ONLINE

2025 National Conference | March 19-22; Atlanta, GA

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