Awards


Congratulations to the 2017 award recipients. You can read more about the recipients here

IL-ASTA Award nomination for Outstanding School Teacher, Outstanding Studio Teacher, and Distinguished Service are due 11/01/17.

You can nominate a colleague online

IL-ASTA Award nomination for Outstanding School Teacher, Outstanding Studio Teacher, and Distinguished Service are due 11/01/17.

Award Descriptions:
  • Outstanding School Teacher: Awarded to a teacher in a school orchestra setting who has achieved and maintained excellence in their program or who has been extraordinarily successful in building a new program or revitalizing an existing one through the use of innova- tive teaching techniques, creative connections with the community, etc.
  • Outstanding Studio Teacher: Awarded to an individual who has demonstrated excellence in the teaching of strings in a private studio, university, or other setting where teaching takes place one-on-one.
  • Distinguished Service: Awarded to an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to the string teaching profession through leadership, performance, teaching, or service over an extended period of time.