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American String Teachers Association

ASTA is a nonprofit organization whose membership ranges from college students and student teachers to award-winning artists. Not only does American String Teachers Association advocate for string instrument study at all age and proficiency levels, but the organization also provides access, teaching resources, a career center, professional education, local and national events, and even insurance programs for our beloved string instruments. In partnership with National ASTA, the mission of WVU student chapter of ASTA is to provide support, pedagogical resources, career guidance, and communication; to arrange events, services, and benefits for West Virginia string educators and students; and to serve, influence, and enhance the visibility and image of string education throughout the state. Please feel free to visit the following websites for more information on upcoming events, application forms, and news— and

Professor Andrea Houde, Chapter Advisor