Past Publications

Do you have any news? Do you have any articles you wish to be published?  Please refer to the publication guidelines before submitting your information to the editor.

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for The String Section

This is the Florida American String Teacher Association is committed to keeping members up-to-date with current events with string teaching in Florida.  It is also committed to tapping into the wealth of knowledge and experience that Florida string teachers have.  If you would like to add news to the next issue of The String Section or would like to contribute an article to the next issue, please take a look at the listed guidelines before submitting it to the editor.

Member News

 

The Conductor’s Podium:  This section will highlight FL-ASTA sponsored programs.  Events can range from honor ensembles, concerts and performance, workshops, and other achievements!

  • Submission requirements

    • List the name of the event and a description of 250-500 words.

    • Submissions must be double spaced with a standard 12-size font.

    • Must be submitted as Microsoft Word, or similar, attachments.

    • High resolution photos of the event is encouraged, files must be separate

 

Upcoming Events:  Highlights events that are scheduled for the next year.  Must be string related, whether it’s an event for teachers, students, or open to the public.

  • Submission requirements

    • Title or name of event.

    • Date(s) of event.

    • Host organization or individual and contact information, website if applicable.

    • Location of the event.

    • Cost if applicable.

    • Description of the event must be provided, 50-100 words.

 

Article Submission

 

Collegiate Corner:  The Collegiate Corner is a place where collegiate chapters of ASTA in Florida can share events, activities, and other highlights.  This may be submitted an ASTA collegiate member.

  • Submission requirements

    • 500-750 words, double spaced, with a standard 12-size font.

    • Must be submitted as Microsoft Word, or similar, attachments.

    • High resolution photos from the collegiate ASTA chapter events are encouraged.

    • A short bio, 75-100 words, of the author and a headshot photo is requested.

 

Pedagogy Practices:  Helpful hints and tips regarding string pedagogy.  This could include tricks for teaching beginners proper bow hold, rhythmic exercises, sight-reading routines,

  • Submission requirements

    • 250-750 words, double spaced, with a standard 12-size font.

    • Must be submitted as Microsoft Word, or similar, attachments.

    • If photos are requested, it must be high resolution.

    • A short bio, 75-100 words, of the author and a headshot photo is requested. 

 

General Article Submissions and Requirements:

  • Topic should have state-wide relevance and interest to many readers.

  • Article should offer new knowledge or insight.

  • Topic should not be too narrow or too broad. For example, “Guidelines for Teaching the Beginning Double Bassist” is overly broad. It would be more desirable to examine one particular aspect of teaching beginning bass students, such as whether students should sit on a stool or stand.

  • Articles may not promote one particular person.

  • Material may not previously have been published.

  • Articles may not promote products or commercial programs. An author may mention his/her studio, school, or ensemble only in the context of one example among many. Mentioning programs or products should be solely for the sake of example to highlight a point in the article. Articles that single out one person, method, program, event, or ensemble are unlikely to be accepted for publication.

Submit documents to the editor:

John-Rine Zabanal at Florida.ASTA@gmail.com.