ASTA

Board Members

ASTA/NJ Board, 2016 - 2018


IMPORTANT NOTE: Board Members may be contacted by email by selecting their name from the drop-down menu on the contact page.
 

OFFICERS

Arvin Gopal
President

Elizabeth Guerriero
President Elect

Sarah Mederos
Past President

Naomi Youngstein
Treasurer

Cooper Ford
Secretary


DIRECTORS

Robert Anderson
Editor/Newsletter

Mimi Butler
Webmaster

Angel Liu
Membership

Betsy Maliszewski
Historian

Peg Roberts
Chamber Music

Sheila Mendel
Nominations/Private Teacher Listing

Leslie Webster
ASTACAP Examinations, Cadet Teachers

Brian Verdi
K-12/Collegiate

Joe Deninzon
Alternative Styles

Mary Ann Mumm
Member at Large

Barbara Vierschilling
Member at Large

Sandra Dackow
Member at Large

 

 

About Us

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About the American String Teachers Association:

The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, 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 a collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession. ASTA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
ASTA is a national organization with state chapters. State chapters share the overall mission of ASTA National while addressing the needs and interests of ASTA members on a local level.

ASTA National Mission Statement:
The American String Teachers Association promotes excellence in string and orchestra teaching and playing. ASTA pursues its mission through:

• an open sharing of ideas
• benefits, services, and activities responsive to the needs of all members
• development of strong state leadership and chapters
• enhancing the image and visibility of string teaching and study
• advocacy for string education
• an inclusive community of string teachers and players

ASTA/NJ Mission Statement
The objectives of ASTA/NJ shall be to:

• support and encourage the teaching of string instruments at all educational levels
• to promote and improve orchestras at all educational levels
• to establish the highest artistic and pedagogical standards

 

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