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This profile was last updated on 7/15/15  and contains information from public web pages.

Board Member

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American String Teachers Association
4153 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax , Virginia 22030
United States

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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • master of music , performance
    University of Southern California
  • bachelor of music degree
    Manhattan School of Music
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Officers - ASTA MD DC, 15 July 2015 [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.
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).
Lya ..., 1 July 2007 [cached]
Lya Stern
Lya Stern, a violinist, is the originator of the Certificate Program for Strings.She organized and was a member of the ASTA MD/DC CPS Violin and Program Administration committees.As the chair of the CPS National Committee, she helped to develop and bring the program to national attention.
Lya received a BM from the Manhattan School of Music and a MM in performance cum laude from the University of Southern California where she subsequently attended the master class of Jascha Heifetz in a post graduate class.She has played with the National Symphony Pops, the National Gallery Orchestra, and the American Ballet Theatre, and on the sound track of more than 150 motion pictures and TV films.She has recorded with Barbra Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Liza Minelli and many others over a 20 year career in the recording industry.
Lya was the recipient of Outstanding Teacher of the Year and the Service for Strings Awards, ASTA MD/DC, as well as the ASTA National Citation for Exceptional Leadership and Merit for her initiating and setting up the Certificate Program.She is Past President of ASTA MD/DC, chair of the CPS in MD, and chair and adjudicator of competitions in the Maryland and Washington, DC area.Lya is a private studio teacher in Maryland of award-winning students.
Lya Stern is an active member of ASTA and has given many hours of dedicated work to ASTA.We are honored to name her as Member of the Month.Thanks for your many years of service and your dedication to improving the string community.
Lya ..., 29 Oct 2013 [cached]
Lya Stern American String Teachers Association
Youth Orchestras > Musical Theater > Opera > Strathmore > Maryland Virginia Washington DC, 3 Oct 2012 [cached]
Lya Stern, American String Teachers Association
ASTA | ASTACAP Participating Teachers, 29 April 2010 [cached]
Lya Stern
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