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September 2017

Fall Workshop

September 16 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Arizona State University, 50 E Gammage Pkwy
Temp, AZ 85281 United States
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Fall Workshop provides an opportunity to invigorate your teaching with new ideas and perspectives on a range of subjects.  This year we are delighted to feature some of our local talent who will present on topics ranging from 'Attention Benefits From Early Musical Training," to a 'String Teachers Survival Guide,' to a 'Need-based Approach To Pedagogy.’  We will also have sessions focussing on instrument-specific concerns, including topics in double bass and viola.  Fall Workshop is a wonderful opportunity to share…

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October 2017

Violin360°

October 7 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Arizona State University, 50 E Gammage Pkwy
Temp, AZ 85281 United States
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Hosted by Arizona State University in partnership with ASTA-AZ, Violin360° is an event for high school violinists and their teachers that explores all things violin. Participants will have the opportunity to work and perform with Arizona's Danwen Jiang, Timothy Kantor, Shelley Rich, and Jonathan Swartz.  Sessions will examine violin technique for students and perspectives in pedagogy for teachers. Guest Artist Paul Kantor, Professor of Violin at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music                …

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Solo Competition

October 28
Fremont Junior High School, 1001 North Power Road
Mesa, AZ 85205 United States
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The ASTA-AZ Solo Competition for violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar, and harp is held annually in the fall for outstanding students who study privately with our members. Student performers are divided into junior or senior division, where they perform for a panel of judges. Let your students shine; enroll your students ASAP in this exciting event. ASTA-AZ continues its exciting partnership with Southwest Strings The Solo Competition will feature additional awards including a Codabow Diamond NX, an Eclipse violin case, and…

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Virtuoso Violas

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Carson Junior High School, 525 North Westwood
Mesa, AZ 85201 United States
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  FOUR LEVELS OF INSTRUCTION LEVEL I: FIRST YEAR STUDENTS (IN THEIR FIRST YEAR OF INSTRUCTION.) LEVEL II: SECOND AND THIRD YEAR OF INSTRUCTION STUDENTS LEVEL III: JUNIOR HIGH & MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS LEVEL IV: HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS VIOLISTS! Here’s your chance to be among students and teachers who love to play the viola as much as you do! Come to the Virtuoso Violas Festival and you will be able to attend a class taught by outstanding string educators and…

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December 2017

Phoenix Bass Jam

December 1 - December 2
Arizona State University, 50 E Gammage Pkwy
Temp, AZ 85281 United States
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Join us for the two-day Phoenix area Double Bass workshop and competition. This is a prime opportunity for the young double bassist from the Southwest, to work with the top Phoenix area professional double bassists, the double bass professors from the three state Universities in Arizona, and have a chance to show-off their skills, through a solo double bass competition. The 2016 Arizona Bass Jam starts in the evening of December 2nd, with a solo competition for two age groups: the…

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Cellobration

December 2 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tempe High School, 1730 S Mill Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281 United States
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A Day For Cellists, presented by ASTA-AZ and ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY Schedule: 8:00 a.m. – Check­in ASU Music Building main lobby 8:30 a.m. – Classes begin 8:45-9:30 a.m. – Free class for parents of cello students 1:30-­2:30 p.m. – Concert for all participants (free and open to public) 2:30-­4:00 p.m. – Optional high school level Regional/All-State Audition Excerpts workshop Classes for cello students from elementary through high school will be taught by some of Arizona’s finest and most experienced university, public…

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January 2018

Fiddle Fest

January 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Camp Verde High School, 3870 S. Quartz St.
Gilbert, AZ 85297 United States
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The 5th Annual Fiddle Fest, hosted by the Gilbert Town Fiddlers in conjunction with ASTA-AZ and Campo Verde HS, is a day for string students and teachers alike to explore different fiddling traditions from around the world. All ability levels on bowed string instruments (violin, viola, cello, and bass) are welcome. It will be a packed day of fun tunes, new techniques, grooving, and performances from students and professionals! Guest Artists Few young Canadian fiddlers today can show off the…

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Arizona Violacademy

January 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Arizona State University, 50 E Gammage Pkwy
Temp, AZ 85281 United States
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A Program Offering Intensive Viola Playing and Exceptional Instruction Nancy Buck, Artistic Director Louis Privitera, Educational Coordinator   Calling all violists! Join us for The Arizona Violacademy, a program offering intensive viola playing and exceptional instruction for students aged 11-19. Participants will improve their individual technique, perform in guest master class and/or mock college audition sessions, have an opportunity to take a mini-private lesson, attend a viola recital and perform together in the finale festival viola ensemble piece. Students will register…

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Tucson Bass Jam

January 14, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 8:00 pm
University of Arizona, 1017 N Olive Rd, Tucson
Tucson, AZ 85719 United States
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The Tucson Bass Jam is an ASTA and University of Arizona sponsored clinic for beginning, intermediate, and advanced double bass students, music educators, and community bass players of any age from Southern Arizona. Participants will participate in workshops, rehearse as a bass orchestra, and give an informal performance at the end of the day. If you are an orchestra teacher or adult learner, we will have a special class designed to help you develop your double bass technique. Please bring…

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Tucson Cello Congress

January 20, 2018 - January 21, 2018
University of Arizona, 1017 N Olive Rd, Tucson
Tucson, AZ 85719 United States
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The Tucson Cello Congress annually brings together over 100 cellists from Southern Arizona for two days of guest artist recitals, cello ensemble performances, master classes, workshops, discussions, premieres of new pieces by Arizona composers, and a Young Artist competition. The Congress will be held January 20-21 and is hosted by the University in partnership with the American String Teacher’s Association-Arizona. The Cello Congress is thrilled to present a large roster of distinguished guest artists, and combines the presence of all…

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