OrASTA ASTACAP 2022        May 14 & 15

University of Portland       in person* for 2022

The ASTA Certificate Advancement Program (ASTACAP) seeks to establish definite goals and awards for students of all levels through non-competitive examinations. Students are judged on technical and musical preparedness at specific levels (foundation – level 10) by an ASTA examiner of musical and pedagogical stature. A certificate of achievement is awarded for each level successfully completed.

*2022 will be held in person. Video auditions requests will be accepted for students who live outside the greater Portland metro area. Requests must be filed by the teacher at time of registration; all requests must be approved. Email astaoregon@gmail.com to apply.

How do you and your students benefit from ASTACAP?

  • Progressive, flexible curriculum of scales, etudes, and repertoire from foundation – level 10

  • Individualized selection of study materials

  • Use in any teaching tradition

  • Non-competitive performance experience

  • Examination by highly experienced, respected instructional specialists

  • Detailed, supportive feedback

  • Exam results provided directly to teachers

  • Collaborate with other students and teachers

  • ASTACAP Flier from National ASTA



Register and pay fees by April 8, 2022 (Parent/Guardian)

  • Levels & Fees: 

    • Foundation, 1, and 2:       $40  

    • Level 3, 4, and 5:               $52              

    • Level 6 and 7:                    $65                 

    • Level 8, 9, and 10:             $75         

  • You will need your ASTA teacher's name in order to register, along with your Level. Please register for the correct level, as additional fees will incur if a change in registration is needed.

Important Details

  • No refunds will be issued past May 1, 2022. No exceptions.

  • Financial assistance in the form of a 30% discount is available for students in need. ASTA teachers may contact the board with requests.  Requests must be made prior to April 1, 2022. Email requests here.

  • Repertoire Information Sheet: All teachers (in person and online) need to fill out the Repertoire Info sheet on behalf of their students.


Online Participants

Submit performance Repertoire Info and Recordings by May 13, 2022 by 9:59 pm.

  • Upon approval of online participation, you will receive a link to an online form where you will upload your recordings and a list of your ASTACAP pieces.

  • Recordings should be uploaded to YouTube and submitted in the Google Form.


Recording Guidelines

  • Check the ASTACAP level requirements carefully to ensure that your student has all requirements prepared. Level requirements can be found here.

  • When recording your student's performance, please treat it like an audition tape. Be mindful of any background noise or distracting items in the room. If your student is performing from memory, your video should clearly show a room with no music stand or the music stand should be clearly facing away from the student with no music on it.

  • You will be recording 3 separate videos. One for scales, one for etudes, and one for the repertoire selection (if your ASTACAP level requires more than one piece, you will need to record one video for each piece). Videos must be recorded back-to-back, as if they were being recorded in a live setting. No edits may be made to the videos.

  • Completed adjudication forms and ASTACAP certificates for successful completion of an ASTACAP level will be mailed to teachers for distribution to students.


  • ASTA CAP requirement questions (email)

  • Financial Assistance (email)

  • Technical support / Registration (email)