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Come Celebrate The Festival of the Violin!

The Violin Society of America announces its
42nd Annual Convention and 21st International Competition in partnership with The International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. This Competition is for the makers of violins, violas, cellos, basses and bows. Registration is available onsite!

Please Be Sure to Note these
Dates September 15-21, 2014

More Information

email info@vsaweb.org or call: 011-407-647-8839

The Violin Society of America in partnership with
The International Violin Competition of Indianapolis

Interested in sponsoring the 2014
Convention & Competition?

Contact Mark Mitchell at the VSA's Office



View/Download the 2014 Vendor Packet


Traveling with Your Musical Instrument and U.S. Government Regulations

The movement of musical instruments containing certain species of plant and/or animal products may be prohibited or require permits under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, the U.S. Endangered Species Act, the African Elephant Conservation Act, and the Lacey Act.


Current Issues of the VSA Journal Are Now Available Online

Today we have achieved the longtime dream of making the VSA Journal (Proceedings and Papers) available online, searchable by query search. As a benefit of VSA membership, you now have searchable access to 40 years of expertise on all aspects of instrument and bow making, historical issues, identification, acoustics, legal advice, shop tips, and more--from leaders in our field, past and present. There is simply nothing else like it.



VSA Scholarships

The Violin Society of America offers scholarship assistance for needy and deserving students of the art of violin and bow making and restoration. For this purpose the VSA maintains three funds: the Kaplan-Goodkind Scholarship Fund, created in memory of founders Albert J. Kaplan and Herbert Goodkind, the Kun Fund, created in memory of the noted Canadian bowmaker Joseph Kun, and the Aram and Rose Nigogosian Fund created in memory of the parents of Vahakn Nigogosian. ...

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VSA at MondoMusica NYC

MondomusicaNY 2014 will be held in New York City April 10-12, 2014 at the venue called 82 Mercer, in the heart of Soho. The VSA had a booth this March at the first Mondomusica NY, and it was an unqualified success!
Visit the Mondomusica website