Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Fall Workshop

September 16, 2023 All day

ASTA-AZ Fall Workshop 2023

Saturday Sept 16, 2023

9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Arizona School for the Arts

1410 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Cost: FREE for current ASTA members; $50 for non-members; $20 for student non-members AND current NAfME members.


9:30 am          Meet & Mingle

10:00 am        Morning sessions begin

12:00 pm        Lunch – bring your own (don’t have time to make your own? There are plenty of

places close by – *see below

12:45 pm        ASTA AZ membership meeting           

1:15pm             Afternoon sessions begin, including *ASTA Connect – AZ style

3:30pm          Workshop concludes with 2 student membership giveaways!

Meet our featured presenter, Margaret Selby!

Margaret Selby is the orchestra director and 2020-21 Teacher of the Year at Laing Middle School in Charleston, SC where she grew the program from 42 to over 200 students in five years.  She was the 2022 Featured Clinician for the Orchestra Division of the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) and is a contributing author of Rehearsing the Middle School Orchestra, published by Meredith Music and distributed by GIA.  She has conducted at the Interlochen Arts Camp, the West Virginia Junior All-State Orchestra, and multiple regional orchestras in Texas and across the Southeast.  Mrs. Selby has presented sessions for the 2022 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, the national ASTA conference, the Texas Orchestra Directors Association (TODA), and state music educator conferences in New Mexico, Georgia, and South Carolina and has adjudicated orchestras in Las Vegas and South Carolina.  She served as the President for the SCMEA Orchestra Division and is currently the SCMEA Orchestra Division Region 4 Representative.  Mrs. Selby is the 2017-18 String Educator of the Year awarded by Southern String Supply.  She earned degrees in Music Education and Cello Performance from the University of South Carolina, studying under Dr. Robert Jesselson.  She has performed with the South Carolina Philharmonic, the Charleston Symphony, and regularly as a freelance cellist.  She is a registered Suzuki cello teacher, and is currently co-writing the upcoming Habits of a Successful Young String Musician, a beginner method book (GIA).  Mrs. Selby lives in Mt. Pleasant, SC with her husband and their two crazy teenagers.  She enjoys running and sampling Charleston’s many amazing restaurants.

*ASTA Connect – AZ Style is about sharing with our string teaching community. Bring your instruments!

  • Room 1: Classroom teachers – get to be a member of the orchestra for a reading session ! Have a piece you would like to share? Bring it! Also – do you have any burning questions or cool tips for the classroom environment? This is a great place to share!!!
  • Room 2: Studio teachers – connect and learn from other teachers’ experiences, while growing a professional and creative network. What tools do you use? Share your successes and your struggles with other new and veteran teachers.
  • Email [email protected] with questions or suggestions.

Hope to see you on September 16th!

*Places to eat around ASA: McDonalds, Einstein’s, Subway, Safeway – East of 7th St/McDowell; Whataburger, Sonic – West of 7th St/McDowell; Starbucks – 7th St/Willetta; Taco Bell – 3rd St/McDowell; Jack in the Box – McDowell/3rd Ave; The Habit, Potbelly, Rubio’s, Five Guys, Chipotle – McDowell/7th Ave




September 16, 2023



Arizona School for the Arts

1410 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
+ Google Map