Join ASTA Today!

As a member of the American String Teachers Association, you will join thousands of others in an active network of string teachers, performers, orchestra directors, and other string enthusiasts.

As an ASTA member, you’ll receive our award-winning American String Teacher (AST) journal, which offers insightful and informative content on a quarterly basis. The journal keeps you current on professional news and trends, provides important updates from ASTA, and informs you about upcoming workshops, competitions, seminars, and other events, such as the national conference. AST is also available online to members at

As you begin to enjoy the benefits of ASTA membership, you’ll find that they far outweigh the cost to join. Here are just a few highlights:

  • Affordable instrument insurance from Merz-Huber
  • Discounts on products and services, such as 5 percent savings on all purchases at, which also donates back to ASTA a percentage of your purchase price at no cost to you
  • Advocacy and outreach materials, including Why Strings? brochures, a public service announcement by Mark O’Connor, advocacy kits, posters, and more
  • Access to strings-related employment listings
  • Opportunity to attend the annual ASTA National Conference at the discounted member rate

Click here to see the full set of terrific ASTA member benefits!