Welcome to the Tennessee Chapter of the American String Teachers Association. We are an organization committed to advocacy for education in the performance of violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar, and harp. Our membership includes private and public school teachers, professional performers, luthiers, amateur players, and university students and teachers. To become a part of our growing and exciting Tennessee string community, please visit http://www.astaweb.com/membership.htm.
The new webmaster is APSU professor Dr. Emily Hanna Crane. Please click the "Contact" button on the left-hand menu to email Dr. Crane for any requests.
A Message from the Webmaster:
Hello ASTA Members,
As I update the website, I am very aware that I need your help! If you notice an error, an omission, changes in personnel in your school (see Pre-Collegiate Programs), have an announcement for an event, or just want to send suggestions for the site, please email me HERE. I will update the website as often as needed, but please allow at least 7 days for changes to be reflected. I am a professor and performer, so I will do my best to accommodate your requests in a timely manner. Thank you!
The 2013 Annual Tennessee String Teachers Luncheon will be in the CCC 16-17 of the Chattanooga Convention Center at 12:00-1:10pm EST on Friday, April 12th during the Tennessee Music Educators Conference.
Please e-mail Sara Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org with your reservation for the luncheon. We look forward to seeing all TNASTA members at this wonderful event.
Certificate Program Exams 2013
The Certificate Program is a framework for the graded periodic assessment of the string instrument student's technical progress and musical development. Through the program, students earn Certificates of Achievement as they complete each level of competency. The program is designed to encourage and motivate students, and to recognize their progress. It is open to all students of ASTA members, preschool through adult.
Date of Cookeville, Sparta, Crossville Area Tennessee Examinations: April 28, 2013
Application Deadline Postmark: March 15, 2013
Sent to: Francis Elliott
799 West Oak Drive, Apt. B-5
Cookeville, TN 38501
The MUSIC ACADEMY
2819 Hwy 70N
Crossville, TN 38571
For directions, please copy the address into your favorite maps/directions site. For more information, please email Francis Elliott
Save the Date for Sept. 26-28, 2013. Look for emails or mailings in Aug. 2013.
Seeking Student Involvement...
Students of the string profession are an extremely important resource to help us pursue ASTA's mission. Do you know of a college or university that could benefit from the creation of an ASTA Student Chapter? If so, please send information to email@example.com. ASTA is currently offering special incentives for starting new Student Chapters.
Tennessee Arts Commission Funds are still available through two Arts Education grant categories:
Teacher Incentive grants provide professional development funds for arts
specialists, classroom teachers, roster teaching artists, and school
administrators to attend arts integration training or opportunities that
will benefit their career. Funds may be used as reimbursement for travel
and/or registration fees as well as stipends. Training may include in-state, out-of-state, or international opportunities. Maximum request is $1000. Application deadline is at least 30 days before the PD opportunity begins.
Grant Guidelines may be accessed at
Arts Education Mini-Grants provide funding for one day or short term projects utilizing one of the Commission's approved Artists-in-Residence. Applicants may include schools, school systems, and 501(c)3 organizations. Maximum request is $1000. Application deadline is at least 30 days before the project start date.
Grant Guidelines may be accessed at
F. Michael Combs
Executive Secretary-Treasurer and
Publications Editor for the
Tennessee Music Education Association
865 573-2994; fax 865 577-9584
The mission of TMEA is: To promote the advancement of high quality music education for all.
Certificate Program Exams
The Certificate Program is a framework for the graded periodic assessment of the string instrument student's technical progress and musical development. Through the program, students earn Certificates of Achievement as they complete each level of competency. The program is designed to encourage and motivate students, and to recognize their progress. It is open to all students, preschool through adult.