2015 Honor Strings Festival

Join us for the 2015 ASTA Honor Strings Festival. 

Where: Samford University, Birmingham
When: October 23-25th
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Register online by visiting the FORMS page

Music for the festival is now available online.  Click you part below to download or visit the NEWS portion of this site for links.

Junior Orchestra Music

Violin 1 | Violin 2 | Viola | Cello | Bass & Percussion

Senior Orchestra Music

Violin 1 | Violin 2 | Viola | Cello | Bass

Senior Orchestra Vivaldi

Violin 1 | Violin 2 | Viola  | Cello and Bass

Reduced Hotel Rate for ASTA Participants

Contact La Quinta and inform them that you are participating in the ASTA Festival in order to have the rate reduction applied.  

La Quinta Inn & Suites
Birmingham Homewood
60 State Farm Pkwy, Homewood, AL 35209
(205) 290 - 0150

129.00 for a Standard room w/two beds
17% Sales Tax

Sibling Discount Policy

We are very excited to offer a sibling discount to families with more than one child participating in the ASTA Honors Festival.

First student is full price, but all additional family member participants will now qualify for a 25% discount.  We wanted to encourage everyone to participate.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

2015 Senior Orchestra Conductor Daniel Stevens.

Daniel Stevens currently serves at the University of North Alabama as an Associate Professor of Music/ Conductor of the Shoals Symphony Orchestra, and Director of the Peery Center for Orchestral Studies.  His roles include conductor and artistic director of the Shoals Symphony Orchestra and teacher of applied violin/viola.


2015 Junior Orchestra Conductor

Bonnie Pruitt is the orchestra director at Carolina Springs Middle School in Lexington, South Carolina.  Mrs. Pruitt grew up in the Atlanta area and began playing the violin at age four.  She earned the Bachelor of Music degree in Instrumental and Vocal/Choral education and the Master of Music Education degree at Samford University.  

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Past: ASTA Spring Violin Festival

March 14, 2015 at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.  

PAST:ASTA Honors Festival 2014

November 7-9, 2014 at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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