California State University, San Bernardino Student Chapter: Yotie Edition
The CSUSB ASTA Student Chapter "Yotie Edition" is the Department of Music's student organization for string players, educators-in-training, and advocates. This community of students is dedicated to "all things strings" and giving back to both our campus and local communities through service. Members of our ASTA Student Chapter "Yotie Edition" regularly participate in Department of Music pre-college workshops and recruiting activities, they serve as student assistants for the CSUSB Summer Orchestra, Piano & Chamber Music Camp, and they attend and present at the ASTA National Conference. Why become a member of our ASTA student chapter? In the words of ASTA:
"We believe playing a stringed instrument can change a life. Founded in 1946, the American String Teachers Association exists to support string and orchestra teachers and players. Our members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. We provide teaching resources, professional education, local and national events, a career center, insurance programs, and access to a vibrant and collaborative strings community. ASTA actively seeks members who want to make a difference in the strings community!"
Membership is open to any student musician (string, woodwind, brass, percussion, keyboard, voice), and non-string students who are studying music education are especially encouraged to become members of ASTA so that they can have access to education and resources that will help them to become effective public school string orchestra directors.
California State University, San Bernardino Student Chapter: Yotie Edition Opportunities:
- Membership for any student musician (string, woodwind, brass, percussion, keyboard, voice), in the largest national association for string and orchestral performance, pedagogy, and advocacy
- Professional development opportunities
- California State University, San Bernardino Summer Orchestra, Piano & Chamber Music Camp Student Internships
- Access to reduced registration prices for the American String Teachers Association National Conference
2019-2020 ASTA Student Chapter Officers:
President: William Dickson
Vice-President: Joshua Rodriguez-Irons
Treasurer: Veronica Manzanera
Secretary: Gabriela Ambrosio-Cruz
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lucy Lewis