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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.

Check out new links on Calendar Page for information on SRO Audition Prep Days, Junior and Senior Regional Audition Days, VASTA-sponsored recitals, and more!

Congratulations to Aaliyah Booker, below,  
in concert with the McLean HS Orhestra 
conducted by Ms Starlet Smith, on June 9, 2015
awarded the Johonnott Memorial Scholarship for 2015
Aaliyah Booker in Concert June 9 2015

ASTACAP Editorial Committee meets at University of IOWA 

ASTACAP Handbook Editorial Committee 

Work continues on the ASTACAP Handbook, above left to right are: Lya Stern (MD), Kelley Johnson (WA and ASTACAP Committee Chair), Carol Stone (VA and ASTACAP Mentoring Sub-Committee Chair), Jody Harmon (MA), and Alec Mariani (NV) 

JinJing Nie, 1st prize Senior Round
Ye Ram Yoon, 1st prize, Junior Round 

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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