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What a fantastic year we have planned!

Fall Workshop 2015

Mark Laycock, Associate Prof of Music at Wichita State University, will be our clinician for the 2015 Fall Workshop on Saturday, September 12. He brings a plethora of knowledge from the podium, which will be the center of his sessions; A Conducting Master Class and Paths to a Musical Expression. The workshop will take place at Sutton Middle School (the old North Atlanta H.S.) from 8-3pm. As in previous years breakfast and lunch will be provided. Mandarin Strings has graciously offered to host lunch again this year, which will be supplied by Maggiano’s Little Italy. Please RSVP by September 4th.

Mark will need five volunteers for the conducting master class..if you are interested please respond to Jennifer Floyd in a separate email by Monday, August 17th. Repertoire for this session includes: Brook Green Suite by Holst; Serenade for Strings by Leyden; and On a Hymnsong of Phillip Bliss by Holsinger. Music will be provided.

More News…

Georgia State will host the annual GA-ASTA Chamber Music Workshop, Friday & Saturday October 2-3rd. More information about the workshop and online registration can be found on http://www.gsucommunitymusic.com. If you have any additional questions, you can contact Tania directly at tania@gsu.edu.

Finally what you’ve all been waiting for, the ASTA luncheon location for 2016! Last Resort Provisions!!!!

Download this document regarding details all of the events above plus a few announcements from UGA and KSU to name a few.

I hope this is year proves to be the best yet. Have a great week and I look forward to seeing all of you at the Fall Workshop on the 12th of September!

Jennifer Floyd, President
Georgia ASTA

2015 Mini-Grant Application

Each year, the Georgia chapter of ASTA awards money to individuals or groups to fund special projects, field trips, and enhance string instruction throughout the state.

To apply for a grant, fill out the application below by January 9, 2015.

Recipients will be notified via email and recognized by the board at the ASTA luncheon on Friday, January 30, 2015. The board reserves the right to award any amount up to or for the full amount requested. If you received a grant in the Spring of 2014 you are not eligible this year, but may apply Spring 2016.

Complete the 2015 GA-ASTA Mini-Grant Application

2015 Luncheon

We are so excited to announce that this year’s ASTA luncheon, which takes place during the GMEA conference in Savannah on January 30, 2015 will be held at the Olde Pink House located at 23 Abercorn Street, Savannah, 31401 starting at 12:30 pm.

We invite you to come join us for good food and fun times. The board will recognize outstanding educators through awards and mini-grants and of course, as always, there will be fabulous door prizes!!

Seating is limited and tickets must be purchased directly through the Georgia ASTA chapter. Lunch is a southern buffet including fried chicken, shrimp and grits, collard greens and fried green tomatoes (among other yummy things!).

Tickets WILL NOT be available at the door or through GMEA. Tickets will be mailed to you (or delivered to you at the state level of all state auditions) and must be presented at the door to ensure seating for all.

Tickets are $36.50*.  A discount of $1.50 applies if you pay with cash or check.  Please complete the PDF order form or use the online form at the bottom of this post.

ASTA Luncheon Order Form 2015 (link removed 1/21/2015)

The deadline for ordering tickets is Tuesday, January 20, 2015.

* If you are a full-time, undergraduate college student (Collegiate ASTA members only), you can purchase a ticket at a discounted price of $25.00 (if you send in a check) or $26.50 (if you pay online).

UPDATE 1/21/2015:


2015 Chapter Awards

The Georgia ASTA chapter recognizes professionals and colleagues that have enriched the lives of young people. The board will award recipients on Friday, January 30th, 2015 at the annual luncheon.

If you would like to nominate a business or individual, please complete the application below by Friday, January 9th, 2015. Multiple nominees are welcomed, but must have a separate application and rationale.

Click here to complete the 2015 GA-ASTA Award Nomination Form

Chamber Music Workshop 2014

14-0359 school of music symphony orchestra concertThe GA-ASTA Chamber Workshop will take place on Friday and Saturday, October 10-11, 2014.  We welcome pre-formed middle and high school groups to participate in the string chamber music workshop.

Students will work with multiple coaches thoughout rehearsals on Friday and Saturday.  Coaches will include Georgia State University String Faculty and experienced coaches from the Georgia area.  The Chamber Music Workshop will conclude the weekend with a student concert at 4:00pm on Saturday afternoon.  The concert will be free and open to the public.

Workshop registration fee is $60 per student.  The deadline to apply is Friday, September 26.  All applications and payments can be made online with the link below.  Teachers, please complete a separate application for each pre-formed group.

The application and details are available here:  http://www.gsucommunitymusic.com/asta-chamber/

The Chamber Music Workshop is under the direction of Tania Maxwell Clements, Senior Lecturer in Viola at Georgia State University.  If you have any concerns, please contact Tania at tania@gsu.edu.

2014 Fall Workshop Information

fallworkshop2014GA-ASTA is happy to announce our annual Fall Workshop!  The workshop will be held on Saturday, September 6 from 8:30 AM until 2:00 PM at The Bailey Performance Center at Kennesaw State University. Breakfast and lunch will be served!

This year our special guest will be composer and clinician Richard Meyer of Alfred Publishing.   We are excited to learn from him!

Host Site: Kennesaw State University Bailey Performance Center   (map/directions)

Cost: FREE for GA-ASTA members; $25 for non-members

If you renew membership or join ASTA at the workshop it is free for you as well.

Please RSVP to Jennifer Floyd with the online form or via email at Jennifer.Floyd [at] cobbk12 [dot] org by Friday, August 29

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