(updated 8/27/2022)


The American String Teachers Association promotes excellence in string and orchestra teaching and playing. ASTA pursues it mission through: an open sharing of ideas; benefits, services and activities responsive to the needs of all members; development of strong state leadership and chapters; enhancing the image and visibility of string teaching and study; advocacy for string education; and an inclusive community of string teachers and players.

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.

All members receive the American String Teacher magazine from the national office, and String Notes from our state editor. Teachers must be members of MNSOTA in order to have their students participate in any MNSOTA activity. Members and non-members are welcome at our teacher training events: the All-State Workshop in August and the Fall Clinic in October.

For more information about MNSOTA, please download the documents or visit the website subpages.