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October 2018

Virtuoso Violas

October 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Carson Junior High School, 525 North Westwood
Mesa, AZ 85201 United States

Virtuoso Violas will not happen this year, 2019.  Thank you for understanding. Below is information from 2018. 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…

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October 2019

Violin360°

October 12, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 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  Timothy Kantor,  Christiano Rodrigues, and Jonathan Swartz. Sessions will examine violin technique for students and perspectives in pedagogy for teachers. Artistic Director Jonathan Swartz (Swartz@asu.edu)   Artist Teachers   Timothy Kantor, University of Arizona   Jonathan Swartz, Arizona State University   Christiano Rodrigues, Harmony…

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December 2019

Phoenix Bass Jam

December 6, 2019 - December 7, 2019
Arizona State University, 50 E Gammage Pkwy
Temp, AZ 85281 United States

This Event has been Cancelled due to Low Enrollment. 12/6/19 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 2019 Bass Jam starts in the evening of December 6,…

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January 2020

Arizona Violacademy

January 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Arizona State University, 50 E Gammage Pkwy
Temp, AZ 85281 United States

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 18, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
University of Arizona, 1017 N Olive Rd, Tucson
Tucson, AZ 85719 United States

Tucson Cello Congress January 18, 2020 University of Arizona, Tucson Arizona Tucson Cello Congress The Tucson Cello Congress annually brings together over 100 cellists from Southern Arizona for guest artist recitals, cello ensemble performances, master classes, workshops, discussions, premieres of new pieces, and a Young Artist competition. The Congress will be held January 18, 2020, and is hosted by the University in partnership with UA Presents and the American String Teacher’s Association-Arizona. The Cello Congress is thrilled to present the…

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Tucson Bass Jam

January 26, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
University of Arizona, 1017 N Olive Rd, Tucson
Tucson, AZ 85719 United States
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Tucson Bass Jam University of Arizona  Fred Fox School of Music  1017 N. Olive Road Sunday, January 26th, 2020  12:30 – 6 PM   Description 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…

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September 2020

Fall Workshop

September 12, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

ASTA-AZ Fall Workshop 9:00 am           Kirt Mosier Session 1 : Overcoming Technology – a Guide for Music 10:15am          Charles Laux Session : It’s all about the Bowing 11:30am          Breakout roundtables by instrument group led by NAU, ASU and U of A professors 12:30pm          Lunch 1:00pm            ASTA AZ membership meeting 1:30pm            Kirt Mosier Session 2 : The Talent Code 2:30pm            Zack Clark and Nick Villalobos from “Simply Three"   Kirt Mosier Bio Internationally known artist Kirt Mosier brings the unique perspective…

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October 2020

Solo Competition

October 31, 2020
TBD AZ United States + Google Map

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. Cash prizes Senior division:  First Place - $300 Second Place - $200 Third Place - $100 Junior Division:  First Place - $150 Second Place…

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November 2020

Cellobration

November 21, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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CELLOBRATION! 2020 A Day for Cellists Saturday, November 21, 2020 AND Arizona Cello Society Cello Competition Saturday, November 14, 2020 Go VIRTUAL! Cyberspace: The Final Frontier - Going where Cellobration has never gone before. Cellobration 2020: Now in your living room! CELLOBRATION is committed to providing a safe and positive learning environment for cellists while staying connected within the community. As a result, we have decided to organize a truly unique Cellobration 2020, incorporating technology into our ever-changing world. Our…

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January 2021

Fiddle Fest

January 9 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

January 9, 2021 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM (MST) Zoom The 9th Annual Fiddle Fest, hosted in partnership with the Gilbert Town Fiddlers, is a day for string students and teachers alike to explore fiddling traditions from around the world. It will be a packed day of fun tunes, new techniques, and performances from wonderful musicians. While Fiddle Fest is geared towards students in grades 4-12, all student levels on bowed string instruments (violin, viola, cello, and bass) are welcome!…

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