Special One- or Two-Day reduced rate 
W-ASTA Sponsored 
Monday & Tuesday, August 15 – 16, 2016

Come learn how you can empower your students to find their own musical voice and create their meaning in music with five of our nation’s Top Leading Innovators and Educators in American and World styles, technology for strings, and creative musicianship. Julie Lyonn Lieberman, Darol Anger, Matt Turner, Jeremy Cohen, and Richard Greene. Strings Without Boundaries is a week-long workshop at Seattle Pacific University, with one- and two-day registration options. WA-ASTA is offering part scholarships for Monday and/or Tuesday.

Sample of Sessions – Concepts and Skills 
• Eclectic Styles Teacher Training • Creative Musicianship: Why, What, How •Intermediate String Techniques • Teaching and Playing Jazz Strings • Gypsy Jazz Style • Western Swing • Chop Techniques • The Art of the Tango • Creating Pop Lines • The Basics of Bluegrass Fiddle • Designing Alternative Style Lesson Plan Even If You Don’t Know Anything About the Style • TECHNIQUE: Left- and Right-Hand techniques culled from classical and world styles. • IMPRINTING: Four indepth approaches to the memorization of repertoire. • FOCUS & BUILD: Repertoire and Style Classes that build in difficulty across the week. • THE TWELVE-KEY CHALLENGE: Learn to transpose Intervals, Melodic Phrases, Pentatonic Scales, and The Cycle through the twelve keys • MEDIA: Looper Classes, Going Electric, Video Editing, multi-track arranging • CAREERBUILDING: Social Media, apps, and strategies for promotion, recruitment and success. • SPIRIT: Integrate and transcend technique and repertoire to create spiritual music. 


• Six workshops with lunch each day plus an evening jam session 
• J.W. Pepper Sponsored Eclectic Styles Orchestra at 4 p.m.
(practice conduct or play in the orchestra) 
• Clock hour credit and graduate credit available

 W-ASTA is offering a special discount Simply be one of the the first sixteen who register via the W-ASTA member registration:

First Come First Serve for your W-ASTA discount! Be sure to include your ASTA membership number when registering. 
One Day Workshop $115 (includes lunch) $75!!!! 
Two day Workshop $230 (includes lunch) $150!!!!

Are you a member who is not getting emails from W-ASTA? The flier for the Strings Without Boundaries is the most recent one we've sent.  If you are not, please check the email you have on file with your national ASTA membership or contact the webmaster for assistance.

Birch Bay String Teachers' Workshop

The Birch Bay String Teachers Workshop runs August 1-5 and features Christopher Selby as this years clinician.  

See you there!

Congratulations to our 2015 W-ASTA Award Recipients:

  • Music Education:  Myrnie Van Kempen
  • Studio Teacher:  Toby Saks
  • Distinguished Service:  Ian Edlund
  • Orchestra Director:  Brian Steves

Coming soon...W-ASTA Award Winner Archive