The Pennsylvania - Delaware String Teachers Association


ASTA Certificate Advancement Program

The ASTA Certificate Advancement Program (ASTACAP) seeks to establish definite goals and awards for students of all levels through non-competitive examinations. Students are judged on technical and musical preparedness at specific levels (Foundation Level - Level 10) by an ASTA examiner of musical and pedagogical stature. A certificate of achievement is awarded for each level successfully completed.

PADESTA assists to sponsor ASTACAP Adjudications throughout Pennsylvania & Delaware.  Check this page and watch for emails about upcoming events.  If you are interested in hosting an ASTACAP Adjudication, please contact the PADESTA President or the PADESTA ASTACAP Coordinator, Venona Detrick.

Additional information about ASTACAP can be found on the ASTA webpage.

Upcoming ASTACAP Events

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 9:30 AM-6:00 PM

St.Paul's Lutheran Church
250 Trinity Rd
York, PA 17

Violin and Viola students of all levels who are students of ASTA teachers. Students and teachers may choose on-site adjudication or on-line adjudication. (If enough interest, cello exams could also be offered.)

Cost: Varies depending on the level of the student.

        Level  F-3       $35

        Level  4-5       $40

        Level  7-8       $45

        Level  9-10     $50

Registration Deadline: March 17, 2018 - The Registration Form and Handbook are available on the ASTA Website

A comprehensive manual with complete instructions and Repertoire lists may be downloaded free of charge by ASTA members or
For more information and/or a hard copy of the manual, please contact:
Venona Detrick
23 Longview Rd
Seven Valleys, PA 17360
Email via Contact Us Page

Previous ASTACAP Events

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - St. Paul's Lutheran Church, York, PA

Saturday, April 23, 2016 - St. Paul's Lutheran Church, York, PA 

Saturday, May 16, 2015 - St. Paul's Luthern Church, York, PA

Saturday, May 17, 2014 - St. Paul's Luthern Church, York, PA