Providence, Rhode Island was transformed into a mecca for string players and teachers from February 27 to March 2. SBO was on hand for the 2013 American String Teachers Association national convention, which transformed Providence, Rhode Island into a mecca for string players and teachers from February 27 to March 2. This annual gathering featured over 200 education sessions, a lively exhibit hall, and star-studded performances and concerts. The show boasted over 100 exhibiting companies. Registration was still being processed this week, but records from the show had already topped 1,500 attendees.

"Providence has been an absolutely fantastic site," raved ASTA president Bob Phillips. "It’s great to be here on the East Coast. We’ve had a fantastic response. And the sessions have been going incredibly well." Keep an eye out for more with ASTA's Bob Phillips in the April issue of SBO.

Directors who make a Difference

For over 20 years, School Band & Orchestra Magazine has been honoring amazing music educators from all 50 states. That's more than 1000 educators recognized for their outstanding contributions to music education programs!

Do you know a fantastic K-12 instrumental music educator who is deserving of recognition in SBO? Tell us why he or she should be featured in SBO’s annual "Directors Who Make a Difference" report.

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