Upcoming Events

OR-ASTA Solo Competition
Sunday, November 6 2022 at Portland State University
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For your planning purposes (click text for more info)

2022 - 2023 School Year

Solo Competition
Apply by October 8, 2022
Finals: Nov. 6th at PSU


OrASTA Scholarship Forms available in January

Honors Recital & Member Meeting
Recital Applications due in February
Recital and Meeting in March or April


Oregon ASTACAP Program (May)
Registration due early April
Performance in May 2023

Oregon ASTA Events

Click to view the April 2022​ Issue of 'The Chorda'

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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. 

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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.