National String Project Consortium

NSPC @ ASTA.


The National String Project Consortium is actively involved at the annual American String Teacher's Association National Conference. The sessions are open to all!

NSPC Activities at ASTA 2017


Wednesday, March 1, 2017:


Board Meeting, 3:00–5:00 p.m., Pennsylvania East Room, Westin Hotel

Open Discussion with Board, 5:00–6:00 p.m.,  Pennsylvania East Room, Westin Hotel

NSPC Reception, 6:00–7:30 p.m., Pennsylvania West Room, Westin Hotel


NSPC Sessions at ASTA 2017


Thursday, March 2, 2017


Best Practices in National String Project Consortium (NSPC) String Projects

1:00–2:00 p.m.

This National String Project Consortium sponsored session will feature presentations by String Project directors, master teachers, and apprentice teachers from across the United States. Topics include pedagogy of beginning classes, group classes, private lessons, orchestras, and alternative styles, as well as ideas for improving administrative efficiency and community engagement.

Presenter: Adriana Ransom, Illinois State University, Moderator
Presider: Amy Gillingham, Northern Kentucky University

National String Project Consortium (NSPC) Roundtable Discussion

2:15–3:15 p.m.


Moderated by NSPC Executive Board Member John-Morgan Bush, this roundtable discussion will include a panel of 5-6 stakeholders from String Project sites across the country as they discuss critical issues which contribute to the health and success of String Project sites. Some issues which may be included in the discussion but are not limited to the following: 1. Fundraising and financial independence of String Project sites, 2. Leveraging value within your university to protect your site's interests and to help it grow, 3. Developing a sustainable student teaching and administrative team, 4. Managing expectation for recruitment and growth. These are just a few of the facts that will be covered in this roundtable discussion. There will be a question and answer session following the discussion.

Presenter: John-Morgan Bush, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Moderator
Presider: Amy Gillingham, Northern Kentucky University


2017 String Project of the Year


Apply for the 2017 Outstanding String Project of the Year Award


This award is given annually by ASTA. The recipient is honored at the ASTA National Conference.


Application Deadline: January 1, 2017


2016–17 ASTA String Project of the Year Application






ASTA Conference