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News and Dates at a Glance from the 2014-2016 W-ASTA President 
Brian Steves

**Save the Dates!  2015 W-ASTA State Festivals**

 High School Saturday, March 13th

Western Washington University (co-sponsor)

 Competitive and Noncompetitive Divisions for: Full ~ String ~ Chamber Orchestras
Small Ensembles & Eclectic (non-classical) Groups

Plus

Special Friday Social Event, sponsored by WWMEA

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Middle Level Saturday, April 25th

Roosevelt High School

 W-ASTA Festivals are open to both W-ASTA and non W-ASTA members, with a discounted registration fee for W-ASTA members. W-ASTA Festivals are open to public & private schools, community youth orchestras, as well as ensembles from private studios.  W-ASTA Festivals are modeled after the National ASTA Festival, with outstanding regional and nationally recognized adjudicators & clinicians.


2014-15 W-ASTA Dates

Most events are open to both W-ASTA and non-WASTA members, with discount prices for W-ASTA members

 

W-ASTA Birch Bay String Teacher Workshop
August 4 – 8, 2014
Ferndale High School 
see below for details 

Fall String Symposiums
Western Region:
October 11 Seattle Pacific University (ten)
Eastern Region:
Day & Location TBA

Join colleagues early in the year for workshops on pedagogy, chamber ensemble techniques, Intro to ASTA-CAP for
Studio Teachers and a special ASTA
New & Venerable Music Reading Session.

 

General Membership Meeting
February, 2015 Spokane
Date & Time TBA
In conjunction with the NAfME Northwest Conference



Birch Bay 2014!


The Birch Bay String Teachers Workshop runs August 4-8 and features Bob Gillespie as this years clinician.  
**EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION CLOSES JULY 13th!**
See you there!