OUTSTANDING SCHOOL TEACHER OF THE YEAR. This award is presented to a school teacher with at least 10 years experience and a member of ASTA who has made a significant contribution to a school orchestra or a university program, epitomizing every facet of excellence in string teaching. Teachers shall have a reputation that goes beyond their classroom, in such areas as mentoring peers, presenting sessions at conferences or for being life-long learners. In past years our award winners were 2007 Margaret Asato2008 Thomas Forbes2009 Gregg Goodhart2010 Kay Crask2011 Julie West2012 Peter Park2013 Andrew Osman2014 Greg Rochford2016 Aaron Kohen
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD. This award is presented to a school administrator, music supporter, or music business that has made a significant contribution to string teaching in the Greater Los Angeles Area Section for five or more years. Examples of contributions are: Initiating a string program in a school district, expanding an existing program, creating or expanding a youth orchestra program, or providing exceptional support to a program. Other examples include financial support, advocacy, chairing recital competitions or being a member of the string industry. In past years our award winners were 2007 Fritzi Culick2009 Dr. Aron Green2011 David Morey & Morey's Music2012 Carol Kersten2013 Lonie Bosserman2014 Robert Cauer2016 Kay Pech and Gloria Liu-Traullé
$100 has been donated to the National Foundation for the Advancement of String Playing (ASTA) in the name of each award recipient.