ASTA CAP

The ASTA Certificate Advancement Program (ASTA CAP) 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 – Level 10) by an ASTA examiner of musical and pedagogical stature. A certificate of achievement is awarded for each level successfully completed.

ASTA CAP Mission Statement
To establish national goals and awards for students of all levels through non-competitive examinations. Students will be judged on technical and musical preparedness in one of eleven levels by an examiner of musical and pedagogical stature.


Certificates of achievement will be awarded for each level successfully completed.

ASTA CAP INFORMATION

The American String Teachers Association Certificate Advancement Program (ASTA CAP) provides a comprehensive curriculum and program of examinations designed to serve string teachers and their students in the United States (American String Teachers Association). The ASTA CAP establishes and defines national goals for string students at all levels. Students are evaluated on technical and musical achievements, receiving a written comments and grade, and awarded with a certificate for successful completion of each level. There are two types of exams for ASTA CAP: in-state (traditionally in person) and national (always online). 

OREGON ASTA CAP 2021 INFORMATION

Instructions and Recording Requirements (view here)

STEP 1: Register and pay fees (Parent or Teacher can complete)

  • Registration Deadline: April 1, 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 may be available for students in need. Oregon ASTA teachers may contact the board with requests.  Requests must be made prior to March 25, 2021. Email requests here.

STEP 2: Submit repertoire details and video recordings via Google Form by May 8, 2021 (ASTA Teacher must complete)

  • ASTA Teacher:

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

    • The ASTA teacher will submit the choice of scales, etude, and performance pieces along with the recordings to ensure the student has met the requirements before moving on to the adjudicator.

    • Video recordings may be uploaded into the Google Form directly, or via YouTube link.

    • Note the differences among the check boxes for Comments only; Certificate, and Honors: Comments provide written feedback regardless of students passing or not. Certificates are given to students who successfully pass the exam. Honors citations are given for students who have memorized  their solo pieces.

    • This is aligned with the National ASTA process.

  • Repertoire Worksheet (optional document - for your planning purposes only). View here

  • ASTA CAP Handbook (for ASTA Members Only)

  • National ASTA CAP Online Exams: Visit www.astastrings.org for more information

QUESTIONS?

  • ASTA CAP requirement questions (email)

  • Financial Assistance (email)

  • Technical support / Registration (email)

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