Thank you x 1,000,000 to outgoing Arizona Study Program Chair, Barbara Stoutenburgh
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The Arizona Study Program (ASP) was started in 1958 to provide a consecutive and comprehensive plan of music study designed to motivate and encourage the student to strive for growth and excellence.
The Arizona Study Program is a 12-year graded course of study developed by ASMTA to provide for the development of musical Performance, Theory and Technique.
It is organized in terms of the twelve years of public school, with one level for each of the years a student would be enrolled in school. It requires continual work throughout the year and is evaluated each spring by a master adjudicator and a written theory test.
ASP Committee 2021-2022
|Chair||Dr. Barbara Russell, NCTMfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Immediate Past Chair||Barbara Stoutenburgh, NCTMemail@example.com|
|Secretary||Sherry Lenich, NCTMfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Treasurer||Francisco Naranjo, Jr.||email@example.com|
|Honorary Member||Carol Hill, NCTMfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Technology Coordinator||Susan Trayloremail@example.com|
|Administrative Materials||Barbara Stoutenburgh, NCTMfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ribbons & Plaques||Jill Tabataemail@example.com|
|Certificates||Fran Kaspar, NCTM||Fran@KasparPianoStudio.com|
ASP Local Chairs
|East Valley||Lara Heeder Holtfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Debbie Saifi, NCTMemail@example.com|
|Dr Andrew O’Brien, NCTMfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Eastern Arizona||Janice Holladay, NCTMemail@example.com|
|Northern Arizona||Rita Borden, NCTMfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Phoenix||Barbara Stoutenburgh, NCTMemail@example.com|
|Tucson||Karen Van Sicklefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|CMTA||May 6-7, 2022||Cochise College|
|EAMTA||April 29-30, 2022||Eastern Arizona College|
|EVMTA||May 13-14, 2022||Arizona State University|
|NAMTA||May 12-13, 2022||Northern Arizona University, School of Music|
|PMTA||May 20-21, 2022||Glendale Community College|
May 21, 2022
|TMTA||May 7, 2022||University of Arizona|
Overview of Process for Participation in ASP
If you are a teacher interested in participating in the Arizona Study Program, detailed instructions and eventual evaluation results are given by way of three (3) packets:
Found here and in your local MTA yearbook, Packet 1 contains the Parent Letter, General Information, Teacher Instructions for Online Enrollment, 2022 ASP Indemnity Agreement, Student Program Form and Materials Order Form and Highlights.
Please select your local association to download your Packet 1 (in PDF format) —
Unaffiliated and Student Members: To access enrollment information, please select the local association above where your students will be evaluated
Fillable Forms from Packet 1:
“Fillable” PDF Student Program Forms and the 2022 Indemnity Agreement contained in Packet 1 are also being provided here as single forms for your convenience: 2022 Indemnity Agreement; Student Program Form. See Packet 1 for more information.
Distributed in mid-March by each local association, Packet 2 contains: further teacher instructions and scheduling; instructions for parents; Confidential Report Form; Student Evaluation Form; Release Form & Reminder Notice; Senior Award letter.
Distributed in May, Packet 3 contains evaluation results and awards.
- Each student must purchase a theory workbook.
- New for 2022! Prior to enrolling this year, all participating teachers must have the following:
- View the ASP 2022 Online Enrollment Training video.
- Teacher ID Number: Detailed instructions are found on the Online Enrollment page as well as in the ASP 2022 Online Enrollment Training video.
- Fully signed Indemnity Agreement representing each of their participating students (one form per family). Teachers must acknowledge receipt of these signed forms when enrolling online. All 2022 participating teachers are advised to view the ASP 2022 Online Enrollment Training video.
- Online Enrollment only:
- Early Enrollment $25 is November 1 to December 1.
- Late Enrollment $40 is December 2 to February 15.
- With Online Enrollment you have the option to pay by PayPal (PayPal account, credit card or debit card) or by check. All participating teachers are strongly advised to view the ASP 2022 Online Enrollment Training video, as well as through a link in the October 15th ASMTA MusiEmail. If paying by check, send one check (payable to ASP) for your class (teacher’s check only). NO REFUNDS OR SUBSTITUTIONS.
- To Enroll, select your Local Association:
- CMTA, EAMTA, EVMTA, NAMTA, PMTA, TMTA.
- For a detailed tutorial, see Teachers ASP 2022 Online Enrollment Training video which will be available here by October 15, 2021 for viewing. For questions regarding enrolling online, contact Suszy Traylor, ASP Technology Coordinator email@example.com . For questions regarding enrollment in general, contact your local association chairperson(s) (as listed above on this page).
- Also, see Packet 1 (above) for more detailed information.
- A student may be enrolled in different levels for theory/technique and performance.
- Indicate the different levels on all forms and name tag.
- Records will show completion of the lower of the two levels.
- The performance level will determine the time allotment for evaluation.
- Students may be evaluated in only one level per school year.
- Levels may be repeated and/or skipped at the teacher’s discretion.
- Indicate previous teacher(s) of all transfer students if students were previously in ASP.
- Level 4, 8 and 12 awards are given only for completing Category A. Theory, technique, and repertoire must all be at the same level in the same year.
- A Level 12 senior student may take the Early theory test after January 1. If necessary, the Level 12 test can be retaken at the scheduled Evaluation date. Contact chairman for dates.
- Notify local chairman in writing of any students dropped or changes in program, level or category. (Check with your local association ASP chair for possible deadlines for submitting changes.)
- If a student cannot be evaluated on the above dates, see your local association Packet 1 for procedure. There will be an additional fee for the adjudicator.
ASP Levels 1-12 Technique Videos!
Login to your ASMTA Member Dashboard, scroll down the page, and click on the link to view the videos.
Teacher Enrichment Grant Recipients
2013 Karen Stahl
2021 Kassandra Weleck, NCTM