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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!


First Annual NC-ASTA National Conference Scholarship

Congratulations to NC-ASTA Member, Kimberly Zimmerman, for being named as our first National Conference Scholarship winner.  At the conference Kimberly plans to attend sessions on violin/viola performance and pedagogy technique in the classroom.

” I can often tell if one of my kids is doing something that doesn’t look right, but I lack a lot of pedagogy in fixing it.  It can also be challenging for me to address injuries with upper strings.  I want to focus my time at the national conference to learn as much as I can on these topics!”  Kimberly Zimmerman

2020 NC-ASTA Board Election Results!

2020 President Elect: Amanda Turner
2020 Treasurer: Anita Hynus
2020 Secretary: Sabrina Howard

2020 President:
Ryane Dunnagan
2020 Past President:
Aaron Craven

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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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