Submission Guidelines

The KASTA Newsletter is interested in the following types of submissions:

  • Pedagogical, curricular, and other educational perspectives;
  • Articles that highlight a program’s noteworthy experiences;
  • Psychological perspectives pertaining to music and human behavior;
  • Historical accounts of Kansas music programs or related material;
  • Your students’ creative or music-educational writings;
  • Research abstracts or reports that suggest direct application to instructional environments;
  • Reviews (e.g., books, music, research); and
  • Rebuttals and letters that promote healthy and progressive discussion.

Submit all materials and query letters to the editor at editor@kasta.org

Submissions to the KASTA Newsletter should be of interest to string musicians and educators or members of the community with a stake in string education. Our audience consists of K-12 school string and orchestra educators, non-collegiate and collegiate studio teachers, music education professors, students, conductors, performers, and other interested parties.

Article Content: 
Materials should be well written containing information that is precise, accurate and thoroughly documented. The topic should be well defined, supported, and developed with a clear purpose. Authors should provide evidence to support their views. The following should also be taken into consideration.

  • Topic may have local, state, regional, or national relevance
  • Article may offer new knowledge or insight, or disseminate older information in an organized, thought-provoking manner.
  • Articles may not promote products or commercial programs. An author may mention his/her studio, school or ensemble only in the context of one example among many. Mentioning programs or products should be solely for the sake of example to highlight a point in the article.
  • Given copyright restrictions, please do not submit works that have been previously published in other newsletters or journals without written permission from the entity in possession of the copyright.

Length & Format: 
Article submissions may be 250 to 3,000 words maximum. Three thousand words are equivalent to 6 – 9 typed, double-spaced pages. Musical examples, sidebars, references, tables may constitute the equivalent of one or two pages in addition to the text. Articles should be in either APA or Chicago format.