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2010 Strings students

Rachel and Michel perfoming in the Stretta Quartet recital
Rachel and Michel, Stretta Sting Quartet

The CWU American String Teachers Association (ASTA) collegiate chapter exists to providecollege students in the string community access to the benefits of beinginvolved with a national organization. The main goal of the ASTA organizationis to promote string music advocacy by sponsoring conferences, workshops,scholarship competitions, providing job opportunities, string pedagogy ideasthrough their monthly journal, and discounts at sponsoring music business formembers. The ASTA collegiate chapter exists to fundraise to attend the ASTAconferences and workshops, help sponsor events, and to help promote stringadvocacy by being involved with the Ellensburg community.