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Background Information

Employment History

Leading Advocate

CAP

Affiliations

Board Member
American String Teachers Association

Board Member
Young Artists of America Inc

Active Member
Colorado ASTA Inc

Education

bachelor of music degree

Manhattan School of Music

master of music

performance

University of Southern California

Web References (16 Total References)


Certificate Achievement Programs - ASTA MD DC

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ASTACAP (formerly, the Certificate Program for Strings) was developed and introduced by highly experienced pedagogues of the ASTA MD/DC Chapter in 1998 under the leadership of Lya Stern, who was the state chapter president at that time.

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Lya Stern organized and has subsequently run the exams, which have been held annually in Maryland and the District of Columbia since 1998.
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With Lya as the leading advocate of the CAP on the national level, along with Leslie and Lynne, the three together formed the committee that made annual presentations at national ASTA conferences and became the guiding force for the introduction of the program in several additional states: Florida and Hawaii in 2003, and Oregon, Washington, and Wisconsin in 2005.


Newsletter .:. ASTA AZ

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A Short HistoryASTACAP (formerly, the Certificate Program for Strings) was developed and introduced by highly experienced pedagogues of the ASTA MD/DC Chapter in 1998 under the leadership of Lya Stern, who was the state chapter president at that time.

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Lya Stern organized and has subsequently run the exams, which have been held annually in Maryland and the District of Columbia since 1998.
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With Lya as the leading advocate of the CAP on the national level, along with Leslie and Lynne, the three together formed the committee that made annual presentations at national ASTA conferences and became the guiding force for the introduction of the program in several additional states: Florida and Hawaii in 2003, and Oregon, Washington, and Wisconsin in 2005.


Officers - ASTA MD DC

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Lya Stern ASTACAP Co-Chair Lya Stern, MM cum laude in violin performance from the University of Southern California. One year post-graduate work in the master class of Jascha Heifetz at USC. BM from Manhattan School of Music.

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Lya was awarded the ASTA National Citation for Exceptional Leadership and Merit in 2000 and again in 2008 for initiating and developing the Certificate Program for Strings (later renamed the ASTA Certificate Advancement Program, or ASTACAP). She led its establishment in the MD/DC Chapter in 1998 and subsequently helped introduce the program in several other states. She continued as an advocate for the program and continued to organize efforts to establish it as a national program; her mission was successfully accomplished in 2004. She is a recipient of the Outstanding String Teacher Award and the Outstanding Service to Strings Award. She is a Past President of ASTA MD/DC Chapter. She frequently acts as chair or judge for student competitions. For the past 16 years Lya has been teaching accelerated and award-winning violin students in her Bethesda studio.


Studio Teachers - ASTA MD DC

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Lya Stern


Officers - ASTA MD DC

www.asta.net [cached]

Lya Stern ASTACAP Co-Chair Lya Stern, M.M. cum laude in violin performance from the University of Southern California. One year post-graduate work in the master class of Jascha Heifetz at USC. B.M. from Manhattan School of Music.

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Lya was awarded the ASTA National Citation for Exceptional Leadership and Merit in 2000 and again in 2008 for initiating and developing the Certificate Program for Strings (later renamed the ASTA Certificate Advancement Program, or ASTACAP).

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