Upcoming Events


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

Events During the NCMEA Conference November 2019:

NC-ASTA New Music Reading Workshop: Saturday, November 9, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
UNCSA:  School of Music Building Room 168
Please bring your instrument and be part of the reading orchestra as we play through a variety of new publications for string orchestra. (Music provided by J. W. Pepper & Sons)

NC-ASTA Business Meeting: Saturday, November 9, 4:00 – 5:00 PM
UNCSA:  School of Music Building Room 168
Join us for our annual business meeting where we will be discussing upcoming events and plans for the year.

NC-ASTA Social: Sunday, November 10, 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Old Fourth Street Filling Station: 871 West 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Please join us for conversation, live music, complimentary drink & hors d’oeuvres. All orchestra directors, string teachers, and private teachers of stringed instruments are welcome to attend

NC-ASTA members: Going to the National Conference in Orlando, Florida, March 4-7, 2020?

Join us for NC-ASTA’s Fourth Annual National Conference Happy Hour!  Thursday, March 5, 2020, @ 5:45PM

Location: TBD

Second Annual Cello/Bass Ensemble Festival:  Saturday, May 9, 2020
Students and teachers are invited to work with Guest Clinicians as they celebrate the day playing some great cello and bass ensemble music!  We will have a free concert that day @ 3:00PM for all to attend!

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NC-ASTA Solo Competition:  We are looking for an NC-ASTA member(s) who might be interested in reviving our annual NC-ASTA Solo Competition.  Please e-mail us if you are interested in taking this on.

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

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:
    • TBD

NC-ASTA is always looking for members interested in hosting ASTACAP exams anywhere in NC.  Please contact Bill Slechta at and/or Nancy Bargerstock  if you would be interested or to get more information.  We would especially like to get an ASTACAP site in the Triangle area.  Please see the ASTACAP page on our website (NC-ASTACAP exams).