CT-ASTA: Looking towards the future of strings in Connecticut

CT-ASTA

Founded in 1946

2021-2022 - 75th Anniversary


National Purpose

To provide professional development, career building and support, and a community of peers for all teachers of stringed instruments

CT-ASTA's Mission and Vision

CT-ASTA enriches lives through universal access to excellent string playing and teaching

  • Publicize, promote and participate in the performances, conferences, advocacy, and publications of National ASTA and Connecticut throughout Connecticut and the surrounding region

  • Serve as a resource of string-related opportunities in Connecticut

  • Promote the highest standards of string pedagogy and performance

  • Provide leadership and a forum for the discussion of the programs and activities of CT-ASTA

  • Act as the liaison for the dissemination of information from National ASTA


Who are our members?

  • School Teachers

  • Studio Teachers

  • Professional Musicians

  • Community Music Programs

  • String Shops

  • Community Supporters

  • Violin

  • Viola

  • Cello

  • Double Bass

  • Guitar

  • Harp

30% of string teachers across the United States have a non-string instrument as their primary instrument

National Benefits

  • National Conference

  • ASTA Connect (online forum)

  • Weekly Emails

  • String Journal (Quarterly)

  • Insurance discount programs

  • Job Listings

  • ASTA CAP (Certificate Advancement Program)

CT-ASTA Benefits

  • Fall PD Workshop

  • Solo and Ensemble Festival which will eventually combine with ASTA CAP

  • Mentor Teachers

  • Social Events

  • Ensemble Lending Library

  • Janet Fantozzi Memorial Resource Library

Fall PD Workshop

  • Brian Balmages

  • Richard Meyer

  • Carrie Lane Gruselle

  • Soon Hee Newbold

Fall 2023 - Sandra Dackow

Solo and Ensemble Festival

First Festival 2021 (Online)

May 2022 (In-Person and Online)


Non-competitive performance experience


Adjudicators


Students receive a rating, writing comments, and certificate


No set repertoire


Eventually will combine with ASTA CAP

Mentor Teacher Program

Kay Crask


Dana Saccomano


Lending Libraries

Ensemble Music Lending Library

Janet Fantozzi Memorial Resource Library

National Benefits

  • National Conference

  • ASTA Connect (online forum)

  • Weekly Emails

  • String Journal (Quarterly)

  • Insurance discount programs

  • Job Listings

  • ASTA CAP (Certificate Advancement Program)

Looking Towards the Future

Collegiate Chapters

More string workshops at CMEA

Social Events for students and teachers

CT-ASTA Board of Directors and Contact Info