ASTA Certification Advancement Program
As a member and current Solo Competition Chair of the San Francisco section of the American String Teachers Association my students are eligible to participate in ASTA's Certification Advancement Program (ASTACAP) and Solo Competition.
I encourage all of my students to prepare for the ASTACAP exams each spring.
The mission statement of ASTACAP is: "To establish national goals and awards for students of all levels through non-competitive examinations. Students will be judged on technical and musical preparedness in one of eleven levels by an examiner of musical and pedagogical stature. Certificates of achievement will be awarded for each level successfully completed." To find out more about ASTA visit www.astaweb.com.
The dates for the 2017 exams are: