Camps and Conferences

UW-Whitewater WiASTA String Expo

We are working on seeing if this event can be offered this year.  Due to the pandemic we are looking at our options and will post once we have a solid plan.

Culturally Responsive Teaching in the Strings Classroom

Culturally Responsive Teaching using Comprehensive Musicianship Performance (CMP) & Rachel Barton Pine’s Music of Black composers, with suggested repertoire in rehearsals - Randy Swiggum, conductor

Teaching Fiddle Styles: The Language and The Lure

Transform your Fiddle Teaching by learning the system that Shauncey developed as director of MadFiddle, a youth program that performs folk music from around the world. Learn how to implement innovative strategies that make your teaching more authentic and effective, and capture the hearts and minds of students within an exciting new musical framework. - Shauncey Ali, fiddler/instructor

This is a hands-on learning day, so bring your own instrument to play during the various sessions.  If you should need an instrument, contact Sue Chandler at chandles@uww.eduThis event is open to string collegiate students and educations.

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Limited to the first 100 registrants.



Register Online closed

Online registration closes 1/24/20 at noon, if not sold out.  Walk-up registrations available by downloading and bringing registration to check in.  Download walk-up registration here.

ASTA Attendee: $45

ASTA Student Member: $25

Non-member: $60

New this Year! Video Access to Expo sessions:  $30

Fees Include

The ASTA attendee, Collegiate ASTA and Non-member fee covers breakfast, lunch, instructional materials and insurance. The video  free covers web access to the day's events and will be sent via email after the event.


No refunds will be given for this event.

We reserve the right to cancel any event due to low enrollment; in such as case, all fees paid will be refunded.

Check In

Participants should arrive at 8:15 a.m. for check-in at the center atruim of the   Community Engagement Center, 1260 W Main St, Whitewater WI 53190 (next to Wal-Mart).  Enter door #4 (purple wall) located at the back packing lot.

Confirmation Emails

Once you register a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact if you do not receive this confirmation email. Historically email accounts used from and are blocked from receiving notifiactions from us or may end up in your spam folder. You are able to register using these accounts; however, you will not receive emails from us. Please make sure you have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event.


Parking permits are not required at the Community Engagement Center.  More information on parking can be found on the Visitor Center website.

Driving Directions

Directions to the Community Engagement Center be found online by  clicking here.  The Community Engagement Center is located behind Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriot Hotel, which is under construction.  Yoder LN enters directly into the back parking lot.  

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, but ultimately it is your decision.  We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.

This is a hands-on learning day, so bring your own instrument to play during the various sessions.  If you should need an instrument, contact Sue Chandler at


8:15 - 9:00 a.m.                      Registration and Continental Breakfast
Community Engagement Center
9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Randy Swiggum: Culturally Responsive Teaching in the Strings Classroom
11:45 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch (included with registration fee)
12:45 - 3:00 p.m. Shouncey Ali: Teaching Fiddle Styles: The Language and The Lure
3:15 - 4:30 p.m. Reading Session: Bring one of your favorite pieces to share

*All times are subject to change

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.

By 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.  Any media shared with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on social media or use of its hashtags grants the University use to media for any purpose.