Members of the Minnesota String and Orchestra Teachers Association (MNSOTA) are the members of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) who reside in Minnesota. ASTA maintains a continuous membership plan. You must renew your national membership every year to remain on the MNSOTA mailing list. Members are notified by mail from the national office when their annual membership is due.

Download the membership form below, or click here to go to the National ASTA website to find out more about how to join ASTA or renew your membership.

Download the PDF below for a list of membership benefits, including instrument and personal insurance.

Student Membership Subsidy

New Student Members

Apply any time

In order to encourage new student members, MNSOTA will pay 50% of the first year student dues for new members. Students should send to the MNSOTA membership coordinator:

  • their completed ASTA application form
  • copy of their student ID
  • check for half the dues made out to MNSOTA

 The membership coordinator will send payment for the full amount to ASTA. 

Additionally, if you prefer to pay ASTA dues online by credit card, you can send confirmation email of your payment, and be reimbursed by MNSOTA for 50% of the first year student dues.

The MNSOTA membership coordinator is:

Cindy Johnson

516 West Lake St., Winona, MN 55987


Directory Updates

Contact MNSOTA Membership Coordinator Cindy Johnson whenever your contact info changes, and by June 30 to verify your listing in the August Handbook    

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