Upcoming Events

OrASTA Bi-Annual Conference
will be held in person on
October 8 & 9, 2021

Stay tuned for more information

OMEA All State excerpt classes 
will be provided online

in August 2021

OrASTA Solo Competition

Preliminary Round: Nov. 13, 2021

Final Round: Dec. 12, 2021


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Masterclass Series: Passport to Bach

Oregon ASTA is delighted to present a series of presentations about the solo violin and cello music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Violinist Tomas Cotik's class is open to string players of all stringed instruments as it addresses general issues of Bach interpretation. Violist Arnaud Ghillebaert and Cellist Valdine Mishkin each held a one hour class focusing on the cello suites. Please join us, whether this is your first experience with solo Bach or you have already begun to explore this magnificent and challenging music!

Classes were held live via Zoom and were recorded for enrolled participants to view at their convenience.
Classes listed as TBD have already passed, and recordings are instantly available after purchase (an email will be sent with the recording link).

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The Oregon Chapter of the American String Teachers Association (OR-ASTA) was founded to promote string playing in the state of Oregon and to serve Oregon's members of the American String Teachers Association. Its officers are elected every two years by a vote of the membership. 

ASTA, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers.  ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including

instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.