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:

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

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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Also, be sure to share this on Facebook/Twitter and invite all of your string player friends! :-)

New Board Members

Congratulations to the new GA-ASTA board for 2014-2016!

  • Past-President:  Sarah Black
  • President:  Jennifer Floyd
  • President-Elect: Sam Lowder
  • Treasurer: Amy Clement
  • Secretary:  Shawn Morton

Thanks to all that were willing to serve by running in the elections, and thanks to all who voted! The website will be updated soon to reflect the change in officers.

Join us for the Annual Luncheon!

We are so excited to announce that this year’s ASTA luncheon, which takes place during the GMEA conference in Savannah on January 31, 2014. This year the luncheon will held at the Olde Pink House located at 23 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31401.

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!).  The cost per ticket is $35.00.

Tickets WILL NOT be available at the door or through GMEA.  Tickets will be emailed or mailed to you and must be presented at the door to ensure seating for all.

Tickets must be purchased in advance via a check or credit card via PayPal. See the PDF order form if you send a check, or use the PayPal link below to play with a credit card.  Note: A $1.50 transaction fee is applied to credit card transactions.

The deadline for ordering tickets is Tuesday, January 21, 2014 or until reservations are full.

UPDATE:  The deadline for ordering luncheon tickets has passed.

GA-ASTA Award Nomination and Mini-Grant Application

Greetings!! I hope you had a wonderful, restful Thanksgiving break and got to spend it with those you love and plenty of food and football. :)

Please take a moment to look over the applications (GA-ASTA Award Application and Mini Grant Application) attached to this post. The awards are for GA-ASTA Educator of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, Advocacy Award, and Music Industry Award.

We will announce the winners at the ASTA luncheon in Savannah in January. I hope you also consider applying for a Mini-Grant to fund a project or special field trip that impacts your students. Please understand that although we wish we could award everyone a grant, that isn’t always financially possible; however, I encourage you to apply, because you never know!!

I hope you have a wonderful rest of 2013!

Sarah Black, GA-ASTA President

GA-ASTA Award Nomination Form 2014

GA- ASTA Mini-Grant Application 2014