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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. 

Recent Announcements

  • 2017 Mary West Solo Competition Winners This year's winners include:Givens Violins Grand Prize — Katia Tesarczyk – violin student of Sally O’Reilly — Mendelssohn ConcertoCodaBow Prize — Michael Chu – violin student of Sally O’Reilly — Stravinsky ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2017, 7:17 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