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 audition requests for those that live further from the Portland area must be made by the teacher BEFORE the April 8th registration deadline by emailing astoregon@gmail.com. Please list students’ names and where they live. Approval must be received from the ASTACAP chairperson before students can register.

OREGON ASTACAP 2022

Registration

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

Click the green "Click to Register" button to register

  • 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 Dates & Details

  • Deadlines:

    • April 1: Financial Assistance requests due (details below)

    • April 8: Registration due (click the "Register Now" button)

    • May 1: Repertoire Form due (all participants) - linked below

    • May 13 at midnight: Pre-Recorded YouTube videos due

    • May 14/15: Live ASTACAP performances

  • Due May 1st: Repertoire FormAll teachers (in person and pre-recorded auditions) need to fill out the Repertoire Form HERE. 

 

  • 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.

  • Check the ASTACAP level requirements carefully to ensure that your student has all requirements prepared. Level requirements can be found here.
  • Completed adjudication forms and ASTACAP certificates for successful completion of an ASTACAP level will be mailed to teachers for distribution to students.

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Pre-Recorded Video Auditions

Submit pre-recorded video by May 13, 2022 at 11:59 pm.

Video audition requests must be made by the teacher BEFORE the April 8th registration deadline by emailing astoregon@gmail.com. Please list students’ names and where they live. Approval must be received from the ASTACAP chairperson before students can register.

  • Upon approval of pre-recorded video participation, you will receive a link to an online form where you will upload your videos.

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

Recording Guidelines

  • You will be recording one or two videos. The first video will include scales, the etude, and any solo repertoire without piano (such as unaccompanied Bach). The second video should include any repertoire you are playing with piano. If you are not using any accompaniment at all, play the entire audition in one take, as if it were live. If you have more than one piece with piano, those accompanied pieces must be recorded in one take. You may use a pre-recorded piano track if you wish. No edits may be made to the videos. We don’t mind seeing you turning the video camera on and off! See all the details here.

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

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Questions?

  • ASTA CAP requirement questions (email)

  • Financial Assistance (email)

  • Technical support / Registration (email)