ASTA String Curriculum: Ready for Prime Time
The American String Teachers Association proudly announces the release of the ASTA String Curriculum, Standards, Goals, and Learning Sequences for Essential Skills and Knowledge in K-12 String Programs.
This K-12 teaching curriculum debuts at the national conference, March 16-19, in Kansas City, Missouri. ASTA’s publishing partner, Alfred Publishing, will sell this valuable book for just $49.99 at their exhibit hall booth.
According to Mary Wagner, one of its authors, “It is a great sequential teaching guide that lists strategies and assessments. A terrific tool for any teacher!”
Breaking it down even further, the book provides a scope and sequence, specific teaching strategies, curricular guidelines, and establishes performance benchmarks, with a focus on studio and school string programs.
ASTA sincerely thanks the books authors who worked tirelessly to produce this landmark publication: Stephen J. Benham, Mary L. Wagner, Jane Linn Aten, Judith P. Evans, Denese Odegaard, and Julie Lyonn Lieberman.
Step-by-Step Guide for Increasing Access to Strings Program
A step-by-step guide to creating after-school music programs is now available on ASTA’s website. The Increasing Access to Strings program was made possible by a generous grant from NAMM. The guide was developed by ASTA and written by Stephen Benham, Ph.D. and based on successful programs from around the country. Click here for guide.
String Research Journal
The much anticipated String Research Journal (SRJ) is now available to members on ASTA’s website. As many of you know, after Michael Allen became critically ill, John Geringer graciously stepped forward and completed the journal. The SRJ is an annual publication and soon may be purchased from Alfred Publishing for $19.99. In the meantime, ASTA members in good standing may click here to download this scholarly research journal.
ASTA Green Paper Published
ASTA’s “Future of Strings” green paper is now published in a new online music education journal, Leading Notes. The green paper appears in its February “State of the Profession” issue. Click here for link.