The UW-Whitewater Music Department is excited to announce that UW-Whitewater student Jasmyn Kosier was the recipient of the National American String Teachers Association (ASTA) Student Exemplary Service Award! This annual award recipient is chosen by the ASTA Student Advisory Committee based on student leadership, string events, providing assistance to the campus string program, public outreach, and directly assisting the National ASTA Chapter in some way.
Kosier is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater studying Instrumental Music Education. As president of the UW-W ASTA collegiate chapter, she has spent her undergraduate degree traveling across the country as both a performer and dedicated future educator. She is a member of the UW-Whitewater Chancellor’s Quartet and Principal Viola for both the UW-Whitewater Symphony Orchestra and UW-Whitewater Chamber Orchestra. Notable performances of hers include the UW-Whitewater productions of Street Scene, Triumph of Love, and Music Mosaics: A Musical Homecoming.
In regards to receiving the award, Kosier feels incredibly honored and humbled to receive the National ASTA Student Exemplary Service Award. In her role as President of the UW-Whitewater student ASTA chapter, she has worked diligently to improve the campus chapter and to ensure that it will continue to thrive in coming years. Kosier says, “Involvement with ASTA has helped me grow as a leader, make connections with professional resources and future colleagues across the country, and gain crucial skills that will aid me in the field.”