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

Upper Midwest String Camp
July 22–27, 2018

Registration and Health Forms now available.
Download from here

Summer String Camps and Teacher Workshops

Click here to download our annual list of summer string camps in the 5-state area for students, and our list of teacher workshops and intern opportunities.

Recent Announcements

  • 2018 All-State Teachers Workshop Information Posted Registration is now open for our August 9-11 All-State Teachers Workshop in Duluth, MN.Visit Workshop page for more details or click on link to register.
    Posted Jun 1, 2018, 4:18 PM by Michael Watson
  • NEW! Music Mentor Program We are pleased to launch a new program to enable experienced mentors to sponsor string educators in the state, both in the classroom and private studio.  Funding from MNSOTA Board ...
    Posted Jul 30, 2017, 5:15 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
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Why Strings? brochure

Download the Why Strings? brochure from the bottom of this page to share with administrators, colleagues and audience members.

Looking for a String Teacher?

Are you looking for a studio teacher in your area? You can search a database of ASTA (American String Teachers Association) teachers/members by state and instrument. Please visit the database at the ASTA web site at www.astastrings.org.  It is located under the "Learn Strings" menu on their homepage.

MNSOTA Calendar

Music Makes Us Whole

MNSOTA is thrilled to be partnering with MPR and MMEA in the Music Makes Us Whole campaign.
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Faith Farr,
Jan 23, 2017, 7:46 PM