Fall Symposium:
Western Region
A Day of Professional Development for String Teachers
Saturday, October 17th, 2015
12:00-5:00pm at Seattle Pacific University
(Parking is Free on the Weekend!)
Registration is from 11:30-12:00 in the Crawford Hall Loby
W-ASTA Members $10, Non-Members $15
Please let us know if you will join us by emailing west-at-large@w-asta.org or simply arrive at 11:30 for registration on site! 

Congratulations to two of our state's orchestras who each took second place in the National Orchestra Festival in their respective divisions.  Washington is proud of you!

Newport High School Chamber Orchestra
Bellevue, WA
Christine Gero, director

Explorer Middle School Advanced Orchestra
Everett, WA
Robin Enders, director

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Western Region Fall Symposium Schedule

  • 12:00–1:30: Add to your Bag of Tricks: Violin/Viola Technique
    Dr. Meredith Arksey, Studio Violin/Viola, Washington State University
  • 1:40–3:10: Big but Beautiful: Cello/Bass Technique
    Dr. Ruth Boden, Studio Cello/Bass, Washington State University
  • 3:20–3:35: It’s Here! Washington State ASTACAP
    Dr. Meredith Arksey, W-ASTA State ASTACAP
  • 3:35- 4:00: Open forum featuring your best teaching ideas!
  • 4:05–5:00: Chamber Music Reading
    Bring your favorite music to share!
5 Clock Hours Available!

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