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September 2018

Fall Workshop

September 15 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
University of Arizona, 1017 N Olive Rd, Tucson
Tucson, AZ 85719 United States
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ASTA-AZ Fall Workshop/UA String Symposium Saturday, Sep. 15, 2018   9:00        Richard Meyer Session “The First Ten Minutes” in Room 162 10:00      Tammy Yi Session “Back of the Orchestra: Alternative Seating Practices”Session in Room 162 11:00      Richard Meyer Session “Non-Performance Lesson Plans” in Room 162 12:00      Lunch on your own. 1:00        (Jose Luis Gomez with all High School students Crowder Hall) 1:00        ASTA General Membership Meeting in Room 162 1:30        Richard Meyer Session “Beginning String Players from Scratch” in Room 162 2:00 …

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October 2018

Violin360°

October 6 @ 8:30 am - 5:15 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, Louise Scott, and Jonathan Swartz. Sessions will examine violin technique for students and perspectives in pedagogy for teachers. Artistic Director Jonathan Swartz (Swartz@asu.edu) Guest Artist Paul Kantor, Rice University Paul Kantor is currently the Sally Shepherd Perkins Professor of Violin…

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Solo Competition

October 27

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 27 @ 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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November 2018

Cellobration

November 3 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tempe High School, 1730 S Mill Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281 United States
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    ARIZONA ASTA PRESENTS CELLOBRATION! 2018 A Day for Cellists Saturday, November 3, 2018 Tempe High School 1730 S. Mill, Tempe, 85281 (NW corner of Mill Ave & Broadway Rd)   Experience the wonder that is the CELLO! Cellists of all levels are invited to join us for a day which explores the enormous range and the fun of the cello in a Grande Cello Orchestra (new this year) as well as the leveled ensembles, while working with some…

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Phoenix Bass Jam

November 30 - December 1
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 2017 Arizona Bass Jam starts in the evening of December 1nd, with a solo competition for two age groups: the…

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January 2019

Fiddle Fest

January 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Highland High School, 4301 E Guadalupe Rd.
Gilbert, 85234 United States
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The 6th Annual Fiddle Fest, hosted by the Gilbert Town Fiddlers in conjunction with ASTA-AZ and Highland 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 Raised on a small farm in Spokane, Washington, Joy Adams…

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Arizona Violacademy

January 12, 2019 @ 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 Cello Congress

January 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
University of Arizona, 1017 N Olive Rd, Tucson
Tucson, AZ 85719 United States
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Tucson Cello Congress January 19, 2018 University of Arizona, Tucson Arizona Tucson Cello Congress 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 19 and is hosted by the University in partnership with the American String Teacher’s Association-Arizona. The Cello Congress is thrilled to…

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Tucson Bass Jam

January 20, 2019 @ 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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