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.

Congratulations Award Winners!

Our 2015 MNSOTA Award Winners are:

Lucia May -- Master Teacher: Studio -- violin studio, Twin Cities

Sandy Collins -- Master Teacher: School Orchestra -- Mounds View School District, Elementary Schools

Staples-Motley School District -- Meritorious Orchestra Program

David Arnott -- Community Service, Director of the Upper Midwest String Camp

Awards will be presented at our Clinic and Luncheon on October 15.
Come to the clinic and support your colleagues!
Click here to register for the clinic.

2015-16 Events

All info for 2015-16 events is now posted on this website. Click the event tabs at the left for details

Fall String Camp

Find information about MNSOTA Fall String Camp by clicking here.

Job Postings

Check out our Job Postings page!
New jobs were posted on 8/17/15
Please let us know of additional jobs to post, or when these ones fill.

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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