Upcoming Events

First Annual Cello/Bass Ensemble Festival:  Saturday, May 11, 2019
Students and teachers are invited to work with Drs. Mira Frisch and Adam Booker 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 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:
    • Saturday May 18th @ 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 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).


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


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