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. 

Upper Midwest String Camp

July 23-28, 2017
For students in grades 7-12
Registration Forms Now Available!
Download from the Upper Midwest String Camp page

Summer Camps and Workshops

Download our annual 5-state-area list of summer camps for students and workshops for teachers from our String Notes page

Recent Announcements

  • Tier 2 Performance at Orchestra Hall MNSOTA congratulations all orchestras that performed at the four Tier 1 festivals this year.  We are thrilled that 44 orchestras participated! Orchestras that received the "Superior with Distinction" rating from ...
    Posted Mar 1, 2017, 3:52 PM by Michael Watson
  • DISCOUNTED NEW STUDENT MEMBERSHIPS To encourage new student memberships, MNSOTA will pay 50% of the first year's State/National dues.  There are two ways to access this special subsidy. 1) Students should mail ...
    Posted Mar 1, 2017, 3:46 PM by Michael Watson
  • SPCO Youth Chamber Music Competition Competition in 3 levels for pre-college students in non-conducted ensembles of 3-8 players February 8: Audition Upload and Application Deadline March 18: Live Semifinal Round March 19 ...
    Posted Feb 3, 2017, 7:53 PM by Michael Watson
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MNSOTA Calendar

Faith Farr,
Jan 23, 2017, 7:46 PM