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. 


Award Nominations due September 26.
Click here to nominate someone for Master Teacher: Studio; Master Teacher: School Orchestra; Meritorious Orchestra Program or Community Service.

Clinic & Luncheon

Fall Clinic & Luncheon October 16
"Don't be Offbeat!" presented by David Birrow. 
"The Art of Taming the Prima Donna Parent" presented by Connie Aiken, Vicki Krueger and Sally O'Reilly.
Luncheon Registration Deadline October 8
Click here for more info.

MNSOTA Fall String Camp

Complete the Online Student Information Application and View Information about MNSOTA Fall String Camp by clicking the link Fall String Camp.


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 Apr 21, 2013, 7:42 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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