Everyone who believes in the value of String and Orchestra Music benefits from ASTA! As so many of us have seen, playing a string instrument CAN change a life, and ASTA is actively seeking members who want to make a difference!
ASTA changes lives through music, and you, as a teacher, performer, or string student, do that on a daily basis. When you add your voice, your experience, and your expertise to our community, you participate in a nationwide effort to make life better for everyone, but especially the kids.
"Because ASTA has played such a huge role in my life, providing amazing resources and connecting me with outstanding teachers and performers who have served as mentors, providing a voice for advocacy and increasing opportunities to play string instruments, my ASTA membership remains a priority in how my family chooses to invests its dollars." - Dr. Stephen Benham
Founded more than 60 years ago, the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) is the premier membership organization for the strings community. ASTA members include K12, university, and private studio teachers--as well as orchestra directors, administrators, performers, students, and many other string enthusiasts. ASTA also offers institutional memberships, as well as corporate membership through our String Industry Council.
Membership in ASTA includes a variety of benefits and services, including discounted instrument insurance, access to group insurance programs, an award-winning quarterly journal, advocacy and teaching resources, professional development opportunities, competitions and contests, active state chapter networks, and access to an extensive network of colleagues throughout the string profession.
Use the links at left to explore the various categories of ASTA membership. Don't wait another minute - add your voice today!