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, one is taking place locally and the other is online. For the online exam, please go to to obtain further information.
Fees: Foundation to Level 3 $35; Level 4 – 6 $40; Level 7 – 8 $45; Level 9 – 10 $50
Click to access PDF form 2021 ASTA CAP Application Form
NATIONAL ONLINE EXAMS: Visit www.astastrings.org for more information
ASTA CAP HANDBOOK (For Members Only)
Oregon ASTA CAP Chair:
Hong Chou OR ASTA
ASTA CAP Chair RC 3 201
PO Box 19000 Portland OR 97229-0990