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ASTACAP

May 6 - May 20

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REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APRIL 22, 2017

Registration fees

Foundation – Level 2 $25
Level 3-5 $30
Level 6-8 $35
Level 9-10 $40

SITES

Phoenix: May 6, 2017

Camelback Bible Church

Site Director: Patricia Cosand
pcosand@gmail.com or (480) 688-7499

 

Tucson: May 13, 2017

University of Arizona

Site Director: Amelia Parris

parris.amelia.j@gmail.com or (520) 548-5904

 

Yuma: May 20, 2017

Arizona Western College

Site Director: Magaret Fenske
mfenske2008@yahoo.com or (928)-261-6444

*Flagstaff will not host a site for ASTACAP this year.

Students/Teachers from Flagstaff are encouraged to participate at the Phoenix site.

 

The ASTA Certificate Advancement Program (ASTACAP) seeks to establish definite goals and awards for students of all levels through non-competitive examinations. Students are judged on technical and musical preparedness at specific levels (Foundation Level – Level 10) by an ASTA examiner of musical and pedagogical stature. A certificate of achievement is awarded for each level successfully completed.

ASTA CAP was designed to help raise national standards of string playing and create a nationally recognized system of evaluation.   Wide participation in ASTACAP programs around the country will create a more universal understanding of student progress for string teachers in every venue – private instruction, school orchestra programs, youth orchestra programs, and higher learning institution music programs.

All string teachers are invited to involve their students in this fantastic program that encourages musical growth and achievement.  Teachers have the flexibility of choosing any solo piece appropriate for the corresponding evaluation level (including solos of commensurate level that are not listed in the handbook). In addition, participating teachers are offered access to the ASTACAP Handbook, an extremely comprehensive and valuable resource for repertoire, scale books, and etude books with eleven different levels per instrument!

High standards of excellence are set for students by requiring specific technique that is appropriate for the repertoire of that level.  The evaluation requirements have built-in flexibility and are inclusive of all approaches (Suzuki, traditional, etc.).  Students are asked to demonstrate skills in memorization, scales, and sight-reading. Each student who participates will receive a Certificate of Acknowledgement from the internationally recognized American String Teachers Association.

More information on the national program can be found here.

All participating teachers must be ASTA members.  To join, click here.

 

The ASTACAP site director will organize all of the student performance times and notify the students directly from that point on.  After the event, student evaluation forms will be mailed directly to you to read and discuss with your students.

 

ASTACAP SITE DIRECTORS

Flagstaff

Dr. Jacquelyn Schwandt
Jacquelyn.Schwandt@nau.edu or (928) 523-0230

Phoenix

Patricia Cosand
pcosand@gmail.com or (480) 688-7499

Tucson

Amelia Parris

parris.amelia.j@gmail.com or (520) 548-5904

Yuma

Magaret Fenske
mfenske2008@yahoo.com or (928)-261-6444

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Start:
May 6
End:
May 20