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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.

Arts Education is Essential

Download this PDF to share a statement of support for arts education.

Covid Resources

Download Fall 2021 Suggested Mitigation Strategies and Using Stimulus Funds to Build String Programs

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.

Music Makes Us Whole

MNSOTA is thrilled to be partnering with MPR and MMEA in the Music Makes Us Whole campaign. Download below a full-page PDF explaining the benefits of music for your students and parents to share with their school administrators. Consider using this as an insert in your concert programs this year.