CT-ASTA Virtual Solo and Ensemble Festival

CT-ASTA Solo and Ensemble Festival

  • Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the first CT-ASTA Solo and Ensemble Festival on May 23, 2021

  • A big Thank You also goes Shannon Webster and Kay Crask, our Solo and Ensemble Festival Chairs

  • For more information, please contact CT-ASTA at ctastastrings@gmail.com

What is Solo and Ensemble?

Students sign up to perform a solo or with an ensemble. Rather than performing in front of a large audience, the soloist or ensemble will perform for a judge. All judges in this festival are string professional teachers and/or performers who live in Connecticut. Performances will be adjudicated by musicians who specialize in your instrument, if possible. Participating in the Virtual Solo & Ensemble Festival is meant to be an enjoyable and informative way to improve your performing skills.

What should I play?

Please select any work that you wish to perform. Your total performance should last no longer than 7 minutes. After registering, you will receive a follow-up email with instructions to submit a PDF of your piece. If performing in an ensemble, please provide a copy of the score, if possible.

How will the festival work?

Sign up for the festival using the registration link above. Prior to the festival, you will be notified of your performance time and provided a Zoom link. You will be places into a breakout room to perform for a judge. They will listen to your performance, provide feedback, and give a rating based on the performance. You will receive a copy of your scores and a certificate of participation in the festival.

Who is eligible?

Any CT student in grades 6-12 who receives string instruction, whether through their school or is in private lessons, is eligible if their teacher is a member of ASTA.


Feel free to email our Solo and Ensemble Chairs, Kay Crask and Shannon Webster, at ctastastrings@gmail.com