Texas seeks to broaden the number of ASTACAP (Certificate Advancement Program) sites in the state. Houston led the way in 2008 with our state’s first certifications thanks to TexASTA Past President Margaret Brown and former TexASTA Private Studio Chair Cornelia Watkins. Margaret successfully applied for an ASTA grant to get funding for our first ASTACAP certifications. She along with Cornelia, author of “Rosindust” coordinated the first round of ASTACAP in Texas. In 2009, Cornelia along with another highly respected Texas string teacher, Donna Rogers, coordinated the Houston area again. New TexASTA Private Studio Chair, Dr. Stephanie Meyers (Violin Professor at UTEP), is continuing the expansion of ASTACAP to other parts of Texas. In 2010, ASTACAP was offered in three areas: Houston (coordinated by Donna Rogers), College Station (coordinated by Margrit Moores), and El Paso (coordinated by Stephanie Meyers).
Please contact Dr. Stephanie Meyers to inquire about bringing the ASTACAP to your area.
More information about the ASTACAP may be found on the ASTA website

El Paso: TBA
Location: University of Texas El Paso Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall
Contact Exam Facilitator Stephanie Meyers for more information:

San Antonio: TBA
Contact Exam Facilitator Stephanie Westney for more information:

Houston: TBA
Rice University- Shepherd School of Music
Contact Exam Facilitator Beatrice Stanley for more information and details on scheduling students for this exam site:

Houston: TBA
Contact Exam Facilitator Karen Hall Wilkinson for more information:

Bryan-College Station: TBA
Contact Exam Facilitator Margrit Moores for more information:

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