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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

Register now for All-State Teachers Workshop
Aug 6–8, 2015

Click here for more information

Click here to register.
Early bird discount for ASTA members who register by July 22

On-campus housing available; single or double. 
(Find your own room-mate before reserving a double room.)
Housing reservation deadline July 30
Click here to reserve housing. 

Summer Camps and Teacher Workshops

Visit our String Notes Journal page 
to download this year's compilation of 
summer camps and teacher workshops 
in our 5-state area.

Job Postings

Check out our Job Postings page!
New jobs were posted on 7/26/15
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.


“MMUW Logo

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

Congratulations Award Winners!

2014 MNSOTA Award Winners are:

David Holmes -- Master Teacher: Studio -- cello studio, Minneapolis

Dianne Brady -- Master Teacher: School Orchestra -- North Middle School and Apollo High School, St. Cloud

Minnetonka School District -- Meritorious Orchestra Program

Claire Givens Violins -- Community Service


Awards were presented at our Clinic and Luncheon on October 16.

All info for 2014-15 events is now posted on this website. Click the event tabs at the left for details

  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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