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


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

Who are our members?

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

National Benefits

CT-ASTA Benefits

Fall PD Workshop

Fall 2023 - Sandra Dackow

Solo and Ensemble Festival

First Festival 2021 (Online)

May 2022 (In-Person and Online)

Non-competitive performance experience


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

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