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American String Teacher

American String Teacher

Official Journal of the American String Teachers Association

eISSN: 25154842 | ISSN: 00031313 | Current volume: 70 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Quarterly

The American String Teacher (AST) journal covers subjects of interest to those who teach stringed instruments and perform all types of music for strings. This award-winning journal keeps professionals up-to-date on the string profession and provides feature articles, teaching tips, and music reviews, as well as association and industry news.

The content applies to many levels of string teaching and performing including: K-12 school string and orchestra educators, pre-collegiate and collegiate studio teachers, music education professors, students, conductors, and performers.

Susan Simolunas American String Teachers Association
Articles Editor
Joel Schut University of Colorado Boulder
American String Teacher Editorial Committee
Joel Braun Ball State University, USA
Kim Cook Penn State University, USA
Jacob Dakon The University of Kansas, USA
Charlene Dell Vice Chair, University of Oklahoma, USA
Laura Flanagan Coronado High School, USA
Nora Frisk Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, USA
Elizabeth Guerriero Harmony Program, USA
Christopher Horner Germantown Academy, USA
Christopher Jennings University of Minnesota USA
Katherine Jetter Fort Lewis College, USA
Penny T. Kruse Bowling Green State University, USA
Alice Lindsay Philadelphia International Music Festival, USA
Heather Lofdahl Dodgen Middle School, USA
Kevin Nordstrom Wright State University, USA
Stephen Nordstrom University of Texas at El Paso, USA
Katherine Okesson Santa Fe Pro Musica, USA
Jorge Padron Miami Palmetto Senior High School, USA
Amber Peterson Southwestern College, USA
Jay-Martin Pinner Pinner Studios, USA
Jacqueline Pollauf Baltimore School for the Arts, USA
John M. Priester Eastern Mennonite University
Adriana Ransom  Illinois State University
Beth Reed University of South Carolina, USA
Matthew Rotjan South Orangetown Central School District, USA
Dana Saccomano East Hartford Public Schools, USA
Annie Savage Liberty High School, USA
Joel Schut University of Colorado Boulder
Tresa Scruggs Rodney Thompson Middle School, USA
Laurie Shawger Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, USA
Katherine Sinsabaugh Mamaroneck Union Free School District, USA
Jacquie Stevanus Hilliard Suzuki Strings, USA
Paul Trapkus Silver Creek High School, USA
Martha Walvoord University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Blair Williams Texas Tech University, USA
Miranda Wilson University of Houston, USA
American String Teachers Association
Monika Schulz ASTA Executive Director & CEO
Susan Simolunas ASTA Communications Manager
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