MASTA is a state chapter of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA). Michigan has one of the largest and most active state ASTA chapters in the US.

The American String Teachers Association promotes excellence in string and orchestra teaching and playing. ASTA pursues its mission through an open sharing of ideas; benefits, services, and activities responsive of the needs of all members; development of strong state leadership and chapters; enhancing the image and visibility of string teaching and study; advocacy for string education; and an inclusive community of string teachers and players.

MASTA Strings Camp

The camps consist of three sessions that are held annually in late June at the Howell Nature Center in Howell, Michigan.

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Benefits of Membership

One of the greatest strengths of ASTA is the scope of its membership. We not only serve the private and public school educators but our organization services the studio teachers, professional and amateur musicians, and University and College instructors...

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Our Sponsors

A special thank you to our sponsors for the 2019-2020 school year.

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An Interview With Rodney Page

An Interview with Rodney Page December 9, 2014 By: Jonathan Glawe             Glawe: Hello Rodney! Thank you for taking the time to chat with me. Over the past several years, I have heard many wonderful things about who you are, and what you bring to your career as a music […]

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Orchestra Concert Attire for Females; What to Wear?

Orchestra Concert Attire for Females; What to Wear? By Candace Chappell ASTA Student Chapter President at Eastern Michigan University From Livonia, Michigan   As a female cellist in my early 20s, I often run into problems when shopping for appropriate concert attire.  Sure, there are a lot of places that sell black clothing, but the […]

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Legends Of String Teaching Podcast – Episode #1

Thank you for listening to the Legends of String Teaching Podcast! The purpose of this podcast is to interview legendary string teachers who have taught for over 25 years, and can provide young string teachers insight into how the profession has evolved. Guest: Gabe Villasurda http://www.stringskills.com Host: Jonathan Glawe Recorded: Nov. 17, 2013

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MASTA Studio Teacher of the Year

Jack Budrow accepts MASTA Studio Teacher of the Year Award Jack Budrow, Double Bass Professor at Michigan State University, was elected our 2014 MASTA Studio Teacher of the Year . The award was to be presented at the Michigan Music Conference MASTA luncheon, however Jack was unable to attend due to a playing commitment. The […]

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President’s Message

As I begin my term as MASTA President, I think of all the wonderful leadership that has defined our organization for so long. I want to express my thanks to Past Presidents, Diane Winder and Larry Dittmar for their strong mentorship . I am also excited about working with our President-Elect Janis Peterson as we […]

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