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American String Teachers Association


News & Events

  • Congratulations to the Winners of the first annual TnASTA Concerto Competition at the University of TN!

    Senior Division

    Tied for 1st: 
    Maggie Kasinger: Springfield, TN
    Haeun Honney Kim: Birmingham, AL
    3rd: Nicholas Caux: Maryville, TN

    Junior Division

    1st: Iris Shepherd: Henry, TN
    2nd: Ewan Manalo: Ooltewah, TN
    3rd: Seong-Min Daniel: Lookout Mountain, TN

    Save the date for the 2019 competition, which will be held Saturday, December 14th.

    2018 TN ASTA Teacher of the Year: Genevieve Simons

    Click here to read about Genevieve.

    Paul Rolland String Pedagogy Workshop

    July 7-13, 2019
    Hosted by the School of Music
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Registration will open on January 14, 2019

    This internationally-acclaimed program is recognized for its innovative relevance to string teachers, performers, and serious college students. At our workshop you will learn the ground-breaking playing and teaching principles and techniques of Paul Rolland from world renowned pedagogues, several of whom studied with him and collaborated with him in numerous workshops; and others who have adapted Rolland pedagogy to cello, bass, chamber music, and conducting.

    Joanne May, Artistic Director
    Aaron Jacobs, Managing Director

    For more information, click here.