South Carolina Chapter


• Connection and community. • Tools to make your job easier and more efficient. • Professional development, local networking and learning. • Leadership and career-building opportunities. • And so much more!


Benefits of Becoming an ASTA Member

Be a part of an active network of string teachers, performers, orchestra directors, and other string enthusiasts. ASTA has been serving the needs of the string community for more than 70 years and can become a significant part of serving your needs as well. You change lives on a daily basis through music--as a teacher, performer, or string student. When you add your voice, your experience, and your expertise to our community, you participate in a nationwide effort to enrich lives. Share the benefits of ASTA membership with your colleagues through the Member-Get-a-Member Campaign. You could earn big rewards for you, and more money for your chapter to invest in state level programs! Click the link to the left to learn more.

Contact Us!

We would love to hear from you! Email us at

We Want Music Reviews!

Do you love a piece and want to share it with our state membership? Write a review and submit before January 26th to be included in our February Newsletter!

Choose from any category below:

  • Concert Performance Assessment (CPA / Concert Festival)
  • Spring Concert
  • Graduation Music
  • Solo Literature
  • Chamber/Ensemble Literature

We look forward to reading about some great teaching literature!

Submit your review here:

USC Jazz Strings Quintet

@ SCMEA Conference

Join us at the SCMEA Annual Conference on Friday, February 9th for a evening social and to Hear USC Jazz Strings Quintet

The USC Jazz Strings Quintet, under the direction of Craig Butterfield, draws from an eclectic variety of music, from jazz to bossas to rock to American roots music, to create thrilling and entertaining shows. Members of the group learn string techniques unique to the genres, such as the “chop” popularized by Darol Anger and the Turtle Island String Quartet, “strum” bowing, and jazz pizzicato. All members of the group improvise, and many of the arrangements are created through group improvisation and experimentation.