String Industry Council Membership

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The String Industry Council (SIC) acts as a conduit to foster collaborative partnerships between industry and association members. Since its founding in 1997, the Council has grown to include nearly 200 organizations worldwide representing every facet of the strings industry. Support from corporate members plays a vital role in the growth and development of the strings professions through dynamic and vibrant partnerships supporting industry and education.

String Industry Council memberships are offered at three rates dependent on annual sales:

  • $329: less than $1 million
  • $450: $1-2.5 million
  • $575: greater than $2.5 million

Corporate members are categorized by the products and services they offer:

  • Auction services
  • Bows
  • Festivals and workshops
  • Instrument, accessory & manufacturer wholesales
  • Instrument, accessory & music sales
  • Instrument makers and dealers
  • Instrument rentals
  • Instrument repairs
  • Magazine/book publishing
  • Music education
  • Music publication
  • Music tours
  • Symphony & orchestra

The stellar value of a corporate membership:

Representative benefits:

  • SIC members may designate 1 primary representative and additional secondary representatives
  • Representatives receive membership benefits like subscriptions to American String Teacher and discounted event registration

Discounted advertising opportunities:

  • Free listing in the online SIC directory
  • Ads in ASTA publications including the quarterly American String Teacher journal and weekly e-newsletters
  • Webpage ads, including interior and homepage placements
  • Mailing list rentals, customizable for specific professions, instruments, or states according to your company's target market

Discounted exhibition opportunities:

  • ASTA national conference exhibit space
  • Virtual summit exhibition
  • Music Industry Showcases available exclusively to council members at the ASTA national conference

Music and book reviews

  • Submit music and books to be considered for review in American String Teacher
  • An exclusive SIC opportunity!

And much more!

Join by Mail

To join by mail, mail a completed application with full payment to ASTA, PO Box 160605, Altamonte Springs, FL 32716-0605

  • SIC Membership Application


Reach out to the ASTA team at or call (703) 279-2113.

(703) 279-2113

4155 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA, 22030

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