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NC-ASTA is an active and growing state chapter of the American String Teachers Association. We enrich string education in North Carolina through our All-State String Orchestra, ASTACAP, Solo Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, and Professional Development Workshops.

One of the greatest strengths of NC-ASTA is the scope of our membership. We not only serve private and public school educators but our organization services private studio teachers of all string instruments, including Suzuki teachers, professional & amateur chamber musicians, performing symphony musicians, and university instructors.

NC-ASTA is always looking to add events and opportunities to benefit our members as well as everyone involved in teaching strings in North Carolina.  Keep checking our Upcoming Events Tab, Twitter, and Facebook for up-to-date information!


2020 NC-ASTA All-State Orchestra Festival
Postponed to October 15-16, 2021

Due to the ongoing concern over the Covid-19 Pandemic, NC-ASTA has postponed our annual All-State String Festival until October of 2021. We are excited to note that scheduled composer and conductor, Doug Spata, will stay on as clinician for this event.


This year we are very excited to have our All-State String Orchestra Clinic/Festival sponsored by two Wonderful North Carolina educational institutions!  The Eastern Music Festival & the Brevard Summer Music Camp!

Thanks so much for your support.

Experience Eastern Music Festival, Greensboro’s nationally recognized classical music festival and summer study program. 59th season is June 27 – August 1, 2020, on the campus of Guilford College. Scholarships available! Application information, program details, and audition materials available at easternmusicfestival.org. Summer Study 2020 application deadline is February 20, 2020. Programs in orchestral (5-week), conducting (5-week), piano (5-week), euphonium and tuba (2-week institute), and classical guitar (2-week institute).

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Brevard Music Center’s Summer Institute is one of the country’s premier training programs, offering advanced study in orchestral instruments, piano, high school voice, composition, jazz, opera, and more. Applications for the 2020 Summer Festival are open until all spots are filled. For program details and scholarship information, visit: www.brevardmusic.org/institute   

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