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The Virginia String Teachers Association, VASTA, welcomes you to its website. If you are a member of ASTA and you live in VA, you are automatically a member of VASTA, the association for teachers and performers of stringed instruments. Membership has many benefits, including discounted admission to many events and discounted instrument insurance. We hope you will find this site easy to use, and a great resource for your studio, school, colleagues and friends. Look through this website for upcoming events, including application forms, information, and news.

VASTA AWARD WINNERS 2014   
Below, clockwise from top left: Carol Stone accepts the Distinguished Service Award from President Donovan Stokes, Gretta Sandberg presents Jason Day of Day Violins with the Distinguished Service Award for Business, Donovan Stokes presents the Orchestra Director of the Year Award to Mary Ann Hughes.  Not present at the meeting was Nancy Kredel, who received the Outstanding String Teacher Award. 

VASTA Awards 2014 

 Ed Johonnott Scholarship Winners - read about their Musical Journeys 

VASTA Solo Competition Winners

VASTA ELECTION RESULTS 2014: Susanna Klein - President Elect
Charlotte Dettwiler - Secretary
Dr. Donovan Stokes - President

Edwin S. Johonnott, V - Memorial Fund

Recognize his life's achievements by contributing to a Scholarship Fund through the Virginia String Teachers Association, which will benefit future violin and viola students heading to college to pursue a career in music.  Send contributions to the VASTA Treasurer.  Johonnott Scholarship Application

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Washington Metropolitan Youth Orchestra 2013

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