NC-ASTA is an active and growing state chapter of the American String Teachers Association. We enrich string education in North Carolina through our All-State String Orchestra, ASTACAP, Solo Competitions, Scholarship Opportunities, and Professional Development Workshops.

One of the greatest strengths of NC-ASTA is the scope of our membership. We not only serve private and public school educators but our organization services private studio teachers of all string instruments, including Suzuki teachers, professional & amateur chamber musicians, performing symphony musicians, and university instructors.

NC-ASTA is always looking to add events and opportunities to benefit our members as well as everyone involved in teaching strings in North Carolina.  Keep checking our Upcoming Events Tab, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for up-to-date information!

EXPERIENCE the 62nd Eastern Music Festival: June 24 – July 29, 2023.

Based in Greensboro, NC, on the campus of Guilford College, EMF is a nationally acclaimed summer classical music festival and educational institution dedicated to focused pre-professional training, educational enrichment, and astounding public performances for gifted musicians ages 14-23.

Applications are now open for five-week programs in Orchestra, Piano, and Conducting, and two-week institutes in Euphonium & Tuba (June 24 – July 8, 2023) and Classical Guitar (July 15 – 29, 2023).

Merit and need-based scholarships are available to those who apply!

Learn more: easternmusicfestival.org/study.

Join the Brevard Music Center for six weeks in Summer 2023!

Our high school orchestral studies program may be the perfect fit for you or your student. Brevard Music Center is one of this country’s premier summer training programs and festivals, with a distinguished faculty of over 80 artists from the nation’s leading orchestras, colleges, and conservatories. Students are surrounded by orchestral playing as well as opera, piano, composition, classical guitar, and more.

Learn more online or by contacting admissions@brevardmusic.org.