News and Dates at a Glance from the 2014-2016 W-ASTA President
**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
Special Friday Social Event, sponsored by WWMEA
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.
ASTA-CAP (Certificate Advancement Program)
at the National ASTA Convention
Click here for an excerpt from Julie Lyonn Lieberman's book "Alternative Styles: The New Curriculum" on how teaching alternative styles incorporates the National Standards
Click Here for thoughts from Brittany Newell on incorporating eclectic styles into your school orchestra curriculum.
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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
Join colleagues early in the year for
workshops on pedagogy, chamber ensemble techniques, Intro to ASTA-CAP for
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!