2018 String Project of the Year


Apply for the 2018 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: December 15, 2017


2017–18 ASTA String Project of the Year Application


Applications should be submitted via email in the form of a PDF attachment to Claire Morrell: asta@astaweb.com





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!

ASTA Conference

NSPC Activities at ASTA 2018


Wednesday, March 7, 2018:

3:00 p.m.

Board Meeting (NSPC board members only), room TBD

5:00 p.m.
Open discussion, roundtable, and site news sharing with board, room TBA

6:00 p.m.
NSPC reception, room TBD

NSPC Sessions at ASTA 2017

Thursday, March 8, 2018:

Poster Displays: All day!

Please bring any posters and displays from String Project sites. These need to be set-up early Thursday morning (before the first Thursday morning session) and taken down at the end of the day. Please do not plan on being able to tack anything to the walls with pins/tack/etc. Please also feel free to bring fliers and other promotional materials. This is a great opportunity for us to share our String Project sites with a great string community. 

NSPC Best Practices Sessions @ ASTA 2017

If you are interested in giving a presentation at one of the following Best Practices sessions, please contact the session moderator directly.

Best Practices in National String Project Consortium (NSPC) String Projects: Strategies from Emerging Teachers (2:15–3:15 p.m.)

Pre-service teachers from various String Project programs around the country will share strategies for successfully working with groups of young string players. String Projects provide practical hands-on training for undergraduate and graduate students during their college years, and give children in the surrounding communities the opportunity to study a string instrument.

Moderator:
Elizabeth Chappell, University of North Texas
If interested in getting involved, please contact Elizabeth Chappell directly at elizabeth.chappell@unt.edu

Special Topics National String Project Consortium (NSPC) String Projects: Video and Media Promotion (3:45–4:45 p.m.)

This National String Project Consortium sponsored session will feature presentations from String Project sites across the country as they discuss special topics that contribute to the health, success, and sustainability of String Project sites. This year's discussion and presentation centers around how, when, and why to use video and media for program promotion.

Moderator:
Sophie Till, Marywood University
If interested in getting involved, please contact Sophie Till directly at sophietill@maryu.marywood.edu

National String Project Consortium