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The Virginia String Teachers Association, VASTA, welcomes you to its website. If you are a member of ASTA and you live in VA, you are automatically a member of VASTA, the association for teachers and performers of stringed instruments. Membership has many benefits, including discounted admission to many events and discounted instrument insurance. We hope you will find this site easy to use, and a great resource for your studio, school, colleagues and friends. Look through this website for upcoming events, including application forms, information, and news. 

2017 VASTA Award Ceremony


Awards Presented at the V.A.S.T.A. membership meeting at the 2017 VMEA Conference, at The Homestead in VA. Clockwise from top, President Susanna Klein shakes the hand of Ken Law, recipient of the Outstanding String Teacher Award, President-Elect Sandy Goldie presents the Individual Service 
Award to Margaret Whiteside, and Dr Goldie presents Steve Vutsinas with the Outstanding Orchestra Director Award as Dr Klein describes his inspiring work. Foxes Music from Falls Church was unable to send a representative, but Foxes received the Outstanding Business Service Award for their generous donations of instruments to students in Allegheny County. Below, Gretta Sandberg of VASTA presents the staff of Foxes Music with their award in-store. Also representing VASTA are Carol Stone, ASTACAP chair, and Laura Kobayashi, aka "Dr K".Foxes Award Presentation

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VASTA Gratefully acknowleges the Rotary Club McLean VA Chapter for their special sponsorship of the Johonnott Memorial Fund.
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 Edwin S. Johonnott, V - Memorial Fund

Recognize his life's achievements by contributing to a Scholarship Fund through the Virginia String Teachers Association, which will benefit future violin and viola students heading to college to pursue a career in music.  Send contributions to the VASTA Treasurer.  
Johonnott Scholarhip Application

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