About Us


To Enrich Lives through the Joy of Teaching and Playing String Instruments

Our growing chapter of 250 members represents string lovers of all sorts: violinists, violists, cellists, bassists, guitarists, harpists, performers, teachers, students, amateurs, professionals, parents of string players, and luthiers. You will find a very supportive and active community of string enthusiasts at ASTA-AZ.

Throughout the year we provide activities for our members and their students that promote their love of string playing and encourage growth of skills as they teach and perform.

Additionally, the national ASTA provides members with an award-winning journal published four times a year and hosts an incredible three-and-a-half-day conference, with performances and sessions that are guaranteed to inspire and inform.

Dr. Jonathan Swartz, President
Dr. Theodore Buchholz, Past President
Toru Tagawa, President Elect
Jessica Breen, Secretary
Amanda Hartley, Treasurer
John Haggard, Solo Competition Chair

Constitution and Bylaws