American String Teachers Association Connecticut Chapter
ARTS EDUCATION IS ESSENTIAL "It is imperative that all students have access to an equitable delivery of arts education that includes dance, media arts, music, theater, and visual arts that supports their educational, social, and emotional well-being, taught by certified professional arts educators in partnership with community arts providers."
CT-ASTA enriches lives through universal access to excellent string teaching and playing. We pursue this mission through an open sharing of ideas, benefits, services, and activities responsive to the musical needs of all members and their students. This is accomplished by the development of strong and active chapter leadership, enhancement of the image and visibility of string teaching and study, advocacy for string education through communication and cooperation with other music advocacy organizations, and fostering an inclusive community of string teachers, players, and their students. We fulfill this mission by embracing and inspiring our membership and by welcoming, empowering and serving their string related aspirations.
In addition to the above Mission Statement, CT-ASTA will actively:
Publicize, promote and participate in the performances, conferences, advocacy, and publications of National ASTA and Connecticut throughout Connecticut and the surrounding region
Serve as a resource of string-related opportunities in Connecticut
Promote the highest standards of string pedagogy and performance
Provide leadership and a forum for the discussion of the programs and activities of CT-ASTA
Act as the liaison for the dissemination of information from National ASTA
For resources about virtual teaching during the COVID-19 Pandemic, please visit the ASTA Resource Page.