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Washington ASTA

Washington Chapter of the American String Teachers Association

ABOUT

BradW-ASTA is the Washington State Chapter of the American String Teachers Association which was founded more than 60 years ago. ASTA is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues from throughout the string profession.

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W-ASTA OFFICERS & BOARD MEMBERS

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2016-18 W-ASTA OFFICERS
President: Marianna Vail, Issaquah School District
President Elect: Stuart Hake, Annie Wright School
Past President: Brian Steves, Mukilteo School District
Secretary/Membership: Cindy Elder, Issaquah School District
Treasurer: Ann Medellin, Vancouver School District
West-Side Member-At-Large: Jennifer Lyne, North Thurston School District
East-Side Member-At-Large: Bret Smith, Central Washington University

2016-18 W-ASTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Studio Network: Aubrey Burdick, Private Teacher
Studio ASTA-CAP: Meredith Arksey, Washington State University
Higher Ed Rep.: Ramona Holmes, Seattle Pacific University
Overtones Editor: Sabrina Scroggs, Port Angeles School Distrct
Eclectic Strings Resource: Brittany Newell, Seattle School District
Small Grants Chair: Myrnie Van Kempen, Edmonds School District
WMEA Orchestra Officer: Joe Dyvig, Olympia School District
Birch Bay Workshop: Chip Schooler, South Puget Sound Community College

NEWS & DOCUMENTS

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:
Hamilton International Middle School seeks a full-time orchestra teacher and director to lead one of the top middle school programs in the Northwest. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching a full spectrum of orchestral groups from beginning strings to a top-level chamber orchestra. Click here for job description & more info.

OVERTONES (W-ASTA Newsletter) & OTHER CORRESPONDANCE:
Fall 2015 Overtones
Fall 2015 Member Letter
Winter 2015 Overtones
Fall 2014 Overtones
Minutes from May 30, 2014 Meeting
Minutes from October 19, 2013 Meeting

W-ASTA Documents:
W-ASTA Bylaws (Revised October 2014)
Invoice / Bill of Sale
Pre/Post Event Financial Worksheet
Claim Expense Inovoice for Reimbursement

ARTICLES

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ECLECTIC STYLES Here are some thoughts from our chair on eclectic styles, Brittany Newell, on including styles beyond western classical to your orchestras

ALTERNATIVE STYLES This is an excerpt from Julie Lyonn Lieberman's book "Alternative Styles: The New Curriculum" on how teaching alternative styles incorporates the National Standards