Upcoming Events

National Conference Carpool/Rooming Request: Going to the National Conference in Orlando, Florida, March 4-7, 2020 and want to find a group to carpool and or room with?  Fill out the form linked below to connect to others looking for the same!

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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).


Fourth Annual NC-ASTA All-STate String Orchestra Festival:  October 16-17, 2020
We are excited to announce that this year’s Conductor and Clinician is internationally renown composer and  educator Doug Spata.

This clinic is open to all students in grades 5-12 who are sponsored by current NC-ASTA members. Sponsors will be asked to provide their membership number at registration.

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