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
Student registration now open
Intern applications due March 30
Click here for more info

Recent Announcements

  • Summer Camp Info Needed The spring issue of String Notes will include summaries of string camps in Minnesota and the 5-state region. If you know of a summer program in your area, please ...
    Posted Jan 6, 2019, 6:53 PM by Michael Watson
  • Cover Art Needed 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 ...
    Posted Jan 6, 2019, 6:53 PM by Michael Watson
  • Upcoming Winter Events 2019 There are several events this winter for both students and teachers:Middle Level Honors Orchestra - The Middle Level Honors Orchestra is for students in grades 7-9. Applicants were informed ...
    Posted Dec 30, 2018, 8:57 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 Sep 6, 2018, 7:20 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