Outstanding String Orchestra Teacher 2022-2023

  • On March 17, 2023
Congratulations to Jenny Nichols, our AZ ASTA Outstanding String Orchestra Teacher for 2022-2023! Jenny Nichols has taught orchestra and general music for Gilbert Public School District for 39 years. She […]
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Outstanding Studio Teacher Award 2017-2018

  • On June 9, 2018
Congratulations to Laura Tagawa, Outstanding Studio Teacher of the year. Dr. Laura Tagawa is active as both a violin teacher and performer. Laura has extensive teaching experience and currently maintains her own […]
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Job Opportunity – Willcox Orchestra Program

  • On January 30, 2018
Middle/High School Orchestra Teacher for 2018/2019 School Year: The Willcox Orchestra Program serves over 130 talented string students in grades 5 – 12 in the beautiful high desert country of […]
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Elections for President-Elect and Secretary

  • On January 22, 2018
This year we will have elections for the positions President-Elect and Secretary for the ASTA-AZ Board.  Both positions serve 2-year terms, with the President-Elect then serving 2 years as President, […]
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BAMM!

  • On April 30, 2017
June 8-9, 2017 at the ASU School of Music A two-day workshop for high school students, grades 11-12. Participants will learn about life as a college music major. The workshop […]
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Finger Matrix

  • On September 2, 2016
University of Arizona Professor Theodore Buchholz describes a Finger Matrix Exercise for the cello, published in American String Teacher, 2015. Finger Matrix Exercise
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Advocacy Article

  • On September 2, 2016
University of Arizona Professor Theodore Buchholz makes the case for enrolling your children in the arts, published in the Arizona Daily Star, 8/18/2014. Arts Advocacy
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Perfect Practice

  • On September 2, 2016
Arizona State University Professor Jonathan Swartz explores effective practicing, in this article summarizing his presentation at the 2010 ASTA National Conference, and written for our Fall 2010 ASTA-AZ newsletter. Perfect […]
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ASU Philharmonia

  • On September 1, 2016
Calling all string players! The ASU School of Music is excited to announce the creation of the ASU Philharmonia, a new full orchestra designed as a space for musicians across […]
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