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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

Fiddle Fest

January 11 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Highland High School, 4301 E Guadalupe Rd.
Gilbert, 85234 United States

The 8th 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 KATIE MCNALLY & NEIL PEARLMAN The vibrant musical traditions of…

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Arizona Violacademy

January 11 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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May 2020

ASTACAP

May 2

REGISTRATION DEADLINES: APRIL 13, 2020  Registration fees Foundation - Level 2 $30 Level 3-5 $35 Level 6-8 $40 Level 9-10 $45 SITES Phoenix: Date: May 2, 2020 Location: Zoom Online Site Director: Claire Gordon clairegordon@cox.net Click Here to Register for Phoenix ASTACAP   Tucson: Date May 2, 2020, Cancelled Location: N/A, Site Director: Laura Tagawa lauratagawa@gmail.com or (520)461-4535   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…

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September 2020

Fall Workshop

September 12 @ 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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