Colorado Certificate Advancement Program for Strings (CCAP)

Canceled for 2020 due to Covid-19

However, Kip Mason and Nancy Allwein have offered to host a similar event for students who still wish to participate. Thankfully, Kip and Nancy are exploring different options to honor the work Colorado students have done to prepare for this opportunity. 


The decision to cancel CCAP was made to comply with the state and federal guidelines for safety during the Covid-19 outbreak. Canceling CCAP and other Colorado ASTA-sanctioned events also mirrors that of many other musical and educational organizations and activities such as:  

State ASTA Large Group Festival

State CBA Large Group Festival

All State Band

Professional Orchestra Performances



Please know that Kip and Nancy are diligently working to provide an alternative event, under a different title. If you are interested in learning more, please contact them at:




The Colorado ASTA Certificate Advancement Program begins another season serving our ASTA private studio teachers. This is a nationally recognized program through National ASTA. Through a rigorous system of performance levels, students advance from a Foundation Level to Level 10 at their own pace and with their studio teacher's musical care.  The result is enhanced student motivation, musical direction and terrific progress!


Studio Teachers, to have your students participate:


1. Become an ASTA Member (if you are not already). ASTACAP is an exclusive benefit of ASTA members.


2. Download the National ASTA Certificate Advancement Program handbook and repertoire lists (login required).


3. Choose a date a location that works for your students (see below).


4. Using the online registration form below, register your students by the deadlines.  Please fill out one form for all of your students.  


5.  Collect payment from your students and submit one check to Colorado ASTA upon registration for your studio.  (Please note: students will not be scheduled until full payment is received)


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Nancy Allwein or Margaret Miller for further information.


2019 Registration Fees

Foundation: $25.00

Levels 1-3: $35.00

Levels 4-6: $40.00

Levels 7-10: $45.00


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