2022 Exam Details

February 19, 2022

The ASTACAP Live Exam will be held in the School of Music on the campus of the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, OK.

Registration will be available by December 15th and final registration will be due by January 31, 2022.

Full list of examiners will be available by January 1st, subject to change.

Fees for both the Live and Virtual ASTA-OK ASTACAP Exam are as follows:

$30 for Foundation-Level 3

$35 for Level 4-Level 6

$40 for Levels 7 & 8

$45 for Levels 9 & 10

2022 Featured Examiners:

Dan Larson, Violin and Viola
Dr. Shaohong "Betty" Yuan, Viola
Dr. Tess Remy-Schumacher,
Sarah Chan, Cello
Kelcie Lee, Double Bass

ASTACAP Virtual Exam
February 13-18, 2022

The virtual exam will be formatted to best recreate an in-person exam. Some changes are being implemented this year:

  • To ensure students are best represented in their virtual exam, teachers are asked to record a video of scales, etudes and repertoire piece(s), preferably in a single take. The video should be submitted during the week of February 13th.

  • No accompaniment or memorization is required, but always encouraged

ASTACAP Level 2 and above requires sight reading

  • For exams requiring sight-reading, a Zoom meeting will be scheduled during the week of February 13th and recorded by a “Room Monitor” who is a member of the ASTA-OK board; our room monitor will display the sight reading on the computer/tablet screen, students will have a 30 second study time and then play

  • ASTA-OK recommends using a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer; you must have a webcam (an external microphone is recommended but not required)

  • Please make sure you are close to your WiFi access point, or use a cord to connect directly to the internet, for the best signal

  • Be prepared for your video meeting: have instrument tuned before, set-up your video so you and both your hands are visible, the monitor may ask for you to move if needed

  • After the exam is complete, graded evaluations forms will be distributed to participants, and all video recordings will be deleted. After videos are collected it could take between 1-2 weeks to allow evaluators to complete the process

If you register for the virtual option you will not have the option to change to live, in-person option.

Who should register for the ASTACAP exam?

We want to encourage both teacher and student to register for the exam. Students must have a teacher who belongs to ASTA in order to participate, students do not need to be a member of ASTA. Teachers who have students registered to take the exam are asked to volunteer time and/or talents in order to keep the exam running smoothly.

How long will you need to be present at the exam site?

We will ask teachers to select their preferred window of volunteer time and request they work between one to two hours on either day. Students need not stay all day for the exam, they should arrive early enough before their time to warm up and expect the exam to last as follows:

  • 8 minutes for Foundation and Level 1

  • 10 Minutes for Levels 2 and 3

  • 15 minutes for Levels 4 and 5

  • 17 minutes for Level 6

  • 20 minutes for Level 7 and 8

  • 25 minutes for Level 9

  • 30 minutes for Level 10

2022 ASTACAP Committee

Meryl Geib, Thresa Swadley, Michael Geib