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Spring Events Cancelled

posted Mar 18, 2020, 12:07 PM by Michael Watson

All Spring Events for MNSOTA have been cancelled due to concerns about COVID-19.

1.     Grand Prize Winner in performance with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra on April 5, 2020, 3:00 p.m. has been cancelled. This event may be rescheduled for the fall 2020 if possible.

2.       Tier II event planned for Orchestra Hall on March 26 is cancelled. Trophies will be sent to schools selected for Tier II.

3.       Eclectic String Day on April 4, 2020 has been cancelled.  All paid registrations have been notified by email, and will receive a refund.

Cover Art Needed

posted Jan 6, 2019, 6:53 PM by Michael Watson   [ updated Apr 14, 2019, 7:08 PM ]

Students and adults are invited to submit original black-and-white drawings for the cover of String Notes. Drawings should fill 8.5 w x 9.0 tall. Pencil drawings work well if they are dark enough to scan well. Scan your artwork and submit a high-resolution (large) file to editor Faith Farr, faith@farrpublications.com. The submission deadlines are six weeks before publication (July 15, November 15, February 15).


posted Mar 1, 2017, 3:46 PM by Michael Watson

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 to the MNSOTA membership coordinator:

  • Their completed ASTA application form.
  • Copy of their current Student ID
  • A check for 50% of the dues, made out to ASTA.  The membership coordinator will forward the application, your check, and the remaining amount to ASTA.

2) Pay the full amount of the ASTA dues.  Send a copy of the confirmation email to the MNSOTA Membership Coordinator, and MNSOTA will reimburse you for 50% of your first year's dues.


MNSOTA Membership Coordinator:

Cindy Johnson

516 West Lake St

Winona, MN 55987




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