Welcome to the New York American String Teachers Association web page.
NY ASTA has a membership of over 600 strong! Please contact the NYASTA President for more information about our chapter, and the activities we sponsor.
NHSHO NEEDS INSTRUMENTS!
(Harp and Double Bass auditions are closed. -8/19/2013)
Do you play….
ASTA is looking to fill missing auditions from the first round. Students applying are asked to submit 5-6 minutes of a “challenging” piece for review. (Use the previous audition repertoire listed below as a guide.) Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the spots are filled. ASTA expects to have the positions filled by September 20. Click the link below to follow the application process. (Students who applied on the first round will be notified by the beginning of September.) For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Dear NYASTA Members,
I thank all of you who participated in the Director’s Orchestra and attended some ‘rock out’ sessions at the Summer NYSSMA Conference last week in Albany. It was inspiring to hear what you are doing in the classroom and in rehearsal, and as always very motivating to share new approaches for the upcoming year.
Quick note: If you submitted feedback regarding any sessions/rehearsals and put them in the box on the table in the back of the room, our cleaning folks at the hotel threw them out. Please don’t hesitate to simply e-mail me (email@example.com) with feedback.
Thank you to the NYASTA Executive Board for continued direction and focus.
In many ways we are just beginning to define the new NYASTA!
Nancy Strelau, President
Edie Shillitoe, President-Elect (May 1, 2014)
Lisa Leonardi, Past-President and Webmaster
Pat Glunt, Member at Large, Solo Competition Chair
James Mick, Secretary
Marlene Hawkins, Treasurer
Matthew Rotjan, Editor of Publications
Muriel Bodley, Membership
I am pleased to announce the following new appointments to the infrastructure of NYASTA:
Brenna Gillette (Chittenango)
Chloe Wendell (NYC)
Thank you to Lisa Leonardi for spending endless hours bringing the website up to speed for the past several years!
NYASTA Facebook Administrator
(NEW! Make sure to friend us!)
Zach May (White Plains)
(NEW! Offer your local vendors a chance to advertise in ‘The Bridge’ and on our website).
STILL LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO HEAD UP THIS COMMITTEE (no experience needed). The Zone Chair e-mails all zone reps twice a year to gather information for E-Blasts and/or The Bridge
Much energy, passion and success to you as you begin a new school year and performance season!!!!