UW-Whitewater WiASTA String Expo

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The day is designed for hands-on participation. Bring your instrument to engage in all activities. Con-current work sessions include, Composition with Andy Reiner, String Physics with D’Addario Strings, Improvisation with Brad Townsend and collegiate edTPA portfolio writing.

Date: January 20, 2018


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Registrations accepted online until noon on 1/18/18. We do accept walk up registrations the day of the event, if not sold out.

ASTA Attendee: $45

Collegiate ASTA: $25

ASTA Non-member: $60

UW-Whitewater Continuing Education Credit: Additional $15

UW-Whitewater Graduate Credit (one): Additional $495.95

Fees Include

The ASTA attendee, Collegiate ASTA and ASTA Non-member fee covers breakfast, instructional materials and insurance. 


Early cancellations will receive a full refund minus 6% cancellation fee if the cancellation is requested 7 days prior to the event. NO REFUNDS will be given for no shows or registrants sent home for disciplinary reasons.  All cancellation requests must be submitted to cesevents@uww.edu; provide registrant's name and event session. Refunds will be returned to name and address of payer.

Note: This refund policy is only for clinic and Continuing Education Credit.  It is not for cancellation of registered graduate credit.

Check In

Participants should arrive at 8:00 a.m. for check-in at Greenhill Center of the Arts in the Atrium.


Participants may park in the lot 1 in front of the Greenhill Center of the Arts, located on the corner of Main St and Prince St. (enter the parking lot from Prince). Campus parking permits are not required on weekends. More information on parking can be found on the Visitor Center website.

Registration Terms & Conditions

By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. Please review the Registration Terms and Conditions for more details.

Be aware that we advise you to leave all non-essential, portable electronic devices at home (iPod, iTouch, cell phones, etc), but ultimately it is your decision. We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items and we do not have open Wi-Fi for electronic devices.


8:00 - 8:30 a.m.                      Registration and Continental Breakfast
Greenhill Center of the Arts - Atrium
8:30 - 9:45 a.m. Session One
9:45 - 11:00 a.m. Session Two
11:00 - 11:30 p.m. WMEA Standards
11:30 - 12:00 p.m. Concert
12:00 - 12:45 p.m. Lunch - Table Talk Topics
1:00 - 1:45 p.m. Improvisers Orchestra
1:45 - 3:00 p.m. Composition Continued
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Music Reading Session
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Collegiate: edTPA Putting It Together

*All times are subject to change

Graduate Credit

Participants will register online for this event as a Collegiate ASTA or a ASTA member and check 1 graduate credit add on.  Upon completing the registration, they will be emailed a registration confirmation providing detailed directions on how to obtain the credit registration form.  Instructions on payment for the graduate credit will be sent with the credit form. Participants will complete the one day conference and then work online to complete the remainder of the coursework.

Guest Artists

Andy Reiner

Andy Reiner, an award-winning fiddler, composer and educator originally from Lexington, MA. began playing at age five with the Reiner Family Band. He has since developed his own style featuring creative, rhythmic melodies and thoughtful fusing of world styles. Earning a BM in Violin Performance from Berklee College in Boston launched Andy into a flurry of touring and teaching around the globe. Andy skis every month of the year and many of his compositions are influenced by mountains and nature. Andy teaches improvisation, composition and fiddle styles privately and at music camps across the US.

Susan Chandler

Susan Chandler will present EdTPA to collegiate ASTA Chapters as well as experienced teachers.


Each registrant will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $7,500 and $300 maximum dental insurance. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.

Special Notice

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

Registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. You will  be required to agree at the time of registration that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events.  You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.