Welcome to the official website of MNSOTA, the Minnesota chapter of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA).  We are an enthusiastic group of orchestra and string instrument teachers and performers.  We offer a wide range of activities for students and teachers of all levels and experience.  Read below for upcoming events and announcements, or visit the links on the left for additional information.

All-State Teachers Workshop

All-State Teachers Workshop
August 4-6 at the College of St. Benedict.

Was a terrific success!

See you there next year!

Job Postings

Check out our Job Postings page!
New jobs were posted on 8/10/16
Please let us know of additional jobs to post, or when these ones fill.

2016-17 Events

Info for 2016-17 events is coming soon!
 Click the event tabs at the left for details of last year's events. This year's will be similar.
New info should be available by late August.

Summer Camp and Teacher Training programs

Go to our String Notes page to download our annual list of student summer camps and teacher training opportunities 

Music Makes Us Whole

MNSOTA is thrilled to be partnering with MPR and MMEA in the Music Makes Us Whole campaign.

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Click here for more information on how you can get involved.

  Participate in MNSOTA's School String Program "Snapshot" Survey
- to help school teachers network with others in similar sized schools/programs
- to help private teachers find schools in need of more private support
- to help colleges find school teachers to support student teaching and methods practicum.
- to help families who are moving find a school with a string program

Check our String Job Postings page for recent jobs that we know of. Please send job info (new openings, or jobs that have been closed) to mnsotaevents@gmail.com.

Recent Announcements

  • Teacher Workshop List Available Download information about teacher workshops in our 5-state area from the String Notes Journal page. Get additional information about MNSOTA's All-State Teacher Workshop on the All-State ...
    Posted Mar 20, 2015, 11:03 AM by Faith Farr
  • String Camp List Available Download information about string camps in our 5-state area from the String Notes Journal page. Get additional information about MNSOTA's Upper Midwest Camp on it's own page
    Posted Apr 21, 2013, 7:49 AM by Faith Farr
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