Arizona State Music Teachers Association

General Information

The Arizona Study Program (ASP) was started in 1958 to provide a consecutive and comprehensive plan of music study designed to motivate and encourage the student to strive for growth and excellence.

The Arizona Study Program is a 12-year graded course of study developed by ASMTA to provide for the development of musical Performance, Theory and Technique.

It is organized in terms of the twelve years of public school, with one level for each of the years a student would be enrolled in school. It requires continual work throughout the year and is evaluated each spring by a master adjudicator and a written theory test.

ASP Committee

Chair Barbara Stoutenburgh, NCTM
Immediate Past Chair Elaine Mooney, NCTM
Secretary Sherry Lenich, NCTM
Acting Treasurer Barbara Stoutenburgh, NCTM
Honorary Member Gloria Ritt, NCTM
Advisor Dr. Janice Thompson, NCTM
Technology Coordinator Susan Traylor
Administrative Materials Barbara Stoutenburgh, NCTM
Ribbons & Plaques Sarah Elliott
Certificates Fran Kaspar, NCTM

ASP Local Chairs

Cochise Karen Miller
East Valley Lara Heeder Holt
Debbie Saifi, NCTM
Barbara Spoelman, NCTM
Eastern Arizona Janice Holladay, NCTM
Northern Arizona Marjorie Johnson
Phoenix Carol Hill, NCTM
Barbara Stoutenburgh, NCTM
Tucson Kassandra Weleck, NCTM
Karen Van Sickle

Evaluation Dates

Local Association Date Location
CMTA May 5-6, 2017 Cochise College
EAMTA May 5-6, 2017 EAC
EVMTA May 12-13, 2017 ASU
NAMTA May 18-19, 2017 NAU
PMTA April 28-29, 2017 AZ Piano
TMTA May 6, 2017 U of A


December 1:
Enrollment deadline $25 per student. Enrollment after December 1: $40 per student.

February 15:
Student Program Form(s) due (Levels 5 - 12). (See your local chair for any changes.)
End of enrollments
Send Level 12 students' address and all records to local chair.

March 1:
McCurnin Teacher Enrichment and Certification grant applications due.


Forms provided to every member:
Packet 1 - in Yearbooks and on the ASMTA website. Contains parent letter, general information, enrollment form, student program form, materials order form, local association 2016 highlights, and information on both McCurnin grants.

Please select your local association to download your Packet 1:
PDF File CMTA Packet 1
PDF File EAMTA Packet 1
PDF File EVMTA Packet 1
PDF File NAMTA Packet 1
PDF File PMTA Packet 1
PDF File TMTA Packet 1

Unaffiliated and Student Members: To access enrollment information, please select the local association above where your students will be evaluated.

Forms provided to members enrolled in Arizona Study Program:
Packet 2 (March/April): Evaluation Information
Packet 3 (May): Evaluation Results

PDF File Janice McCurnin Teacher Enrichment Grant Program
PDF File Janice McCurnin Certification Grant Program

The forms made available on this page are in .pdf format for download only. Please check the Arizona Study Program online store on the ASMTA website to purchase materials for download.

Enrollment Information