United We “String” – Professional Development Opportunities

United We “String”
Professional Development Opportunities
Ellen Boyer, MASTA Member at Large

1. ASTA’s Mentoring Program Deadline is July 1, 2018
The July 1st deadline to enroll in next year’s mentoring program is fast approaching. Both mentors and mentees are needed. Click here to read more about this great program.

2. MASTA Mentoring Opportunities
Michigan has a long history of string teachers helping one another. The mentoring list (past and present) is awe inspiring. Mentoring can take on many forms: observation/feedback, clinicing, sectional work. Contact Ellen Boyer at tcboyer111@hotmail.com. She can visit your site or connect you with other mentors.

3. Professional Development
    a. The Michigan Music Conference. This year’s clinicians and sessions were outstanding!
    b. ASTA National Conference 2019 conference will be in Albuquerque, NM March 6-9
    c. MASTA Studio Teacher’s Workshop, August 5-6, 2018 in Mt. Pleasant, Mi.
    d. Summer Institutes

4. Join ASTA!
Members have a wealth of material available on the new website (www.astastrings.org). What a resource this site is: past AST articles, job postings, curriculum ideas, summer camps, etc. This is mentoring at your own fingertips!

There are so many ways to give and receive assistance and inspiration. All are encouraged to tap into these resources. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of string teachers and players in the state of Michigan.