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ASTA CAP: online for 2021

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.

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

  • Oregon hosts a state-wide ASTACAP event each April, and National ASTA hosts separate ASTACAP events.  Please check their website for their details.



STEP 1: Registration now closed

  • To be completed by Parent/Guardian

  • Registration and Payment Deadline: April 8, 2021

  • Fees: 

    • Foundation, Level 1 & 2:    $36

    • Level 3, 4, and 5:                 $47

    • Level 6 and 7:                      $58

    • Level 8, 9, and 10:               $70

  • Please register for the correct level. Additional fees will incur if a change in registration is needed. No refunds will be issued past May 1, 2021.

  • You will need your Teacher's Name, Contact Info (phone and email), and ASTA Member number in order to register.

  • 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, 2021. Email requests here.


Submit repertoire details & videos via Google Form by May 8, 2021 (to be completed by Teacher)

  • The Google Form will be sent to the ASTA teacher’s email by April 15, 2021. 

  • The ASTA teacher must review the choice of scales, etude, and performance pieces and the recordings to ensure the student has met the requirements before uploading the materials in the Google Form.

  • Video recordings may be uploaded into the Google Form directly from your computer, or via YouTube links.

  • Note the differences among the check boxes for Comments only; Certificate, and Honors: Comments only means that no score will be given. Certificates are given to students who successfully pass the exam. Honors citations are given for students who have memorized their solo pieces.

  • No Piano Required for any portion of the exam (18th Century and later sonata piano requirement has been waived for June 2021 Online Exams in light of our global hardship)

  • This is aligned with the National ASTA process.​​


  • ASTA CAP requirement questions (email)

  • Financial Assistance (email)

  • Technical support / Registration (email)

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