Upcoming Events


UNC-G Southeast Honor String Festival: January 25-27, 2019
The 9th Annual Southeast Honors String Festival hosted at UNCG is an intensive three-day festival for students in grades 9-12, as well as middle and high school orchestra directors.

The festival Honors Orchestra provides an opportunity for advanced string students to further the development of their performance skills through rehearsals, sectionals, performances, and master classes.

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NC-ASTA members: Going to the National Conference in Albuquerque New Mexico, March 6-9, 2019?

Join us for NC-ASTA’s third annual National Conference Happy Hour!  Thursday, March 7, 2019, @ 5:45PM

We have reserved the front stage area of Boese Brothers Brewery for NC ASTA members to enjoy a FREE Pint on NC-ASAT!

Boese Brothers Brewery is only an 8-minute WALK from the Albuquerque Convention Center!

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**NEW NC-ASTA String Choir Festival: Spring 2019
Check back for updates on this exciting new NC-ASTA offering.  We are looking to do an instrument choir festival in the spring of 2019!

NC-ASTA Student Recitals: These events are for students of NC-ASTA members to perform in joint recitals.  They are geared for students of studio teachers with smaller numbers, although it is open to students of all NC-ASTA members.

Interested in hosting a Recital? Contact Bill Slechta!

NC ASTACAP: ASTA Certificate Advancement Program.(ASTACAP). Students are judged in a non-competitive environment on technical & musical preparedness at specific levels (Foundation Level – Level 10)

  • North Carolina ASTACAP Exam Date(s) and Locations:
    • TBA @ Hayes School of Music (Appalachian State) Broyhill Music Center (2nd Floor rooms 225, 204, and 206)
      813 Rivers Street
      Boone, NC 28608
      Contact Event Host: Dr. Nancy Bargerstock for more information.

NC-ASTA Solo Competition:  Information to come Fall of 2018.
Questions? Contact Brooks Whitehouse for more information.

NC-ASTA College Student Scholarship: Is accepting Applications Now.  Click Here

Events During the NC-ASTA All-State Festival October 2019:

NC-ASTA All-State String Clinic/Festival:  Friday & Saturday, October 18-19, 2019
The North Carolina chapter of the American String Teachers Association is proud to sponsor the second annual All-State String Orchestra Festival and Clinic.  

We are excited to announce that this year’s Conductor and Clinician is an internationally renown composer and string educator Kirt Mosier.  Kirt Mosier is the artistic director for the Kansas City Youth Symphony and is the former director of orchestras at Lee’s Summit West High School in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.  He has also taught orchestration and arranging as an adjunct professor at UMKC Conservatory of Music in Kansas City, Missouri. Mosier has twice won national composition awards. In 1993, his original work, “Baltic Dance”, won the National School Orchestra Association Composition Contest and in 2004, “American Reel”, won the 2004 Merle J. Isaac national composition contest.

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APPLICATION DEADLINES:  All applications are due Thursday, September 19, 2019

FREE Clinic/Session with Kirt Mosier:  Saturday, October 19, 2019, 9:00 AM
Cannon School: Orchestra Room
Kirt Mosier will be giving a free clinic/session to all NC String Teachers.  This clinic is sponsored by NC-ASTA.

Clinic Title: TBD