Annual Conventions

Conventions are held every year and are held together with the competition on a biennial basis. Since 1974, annual conventions have been held.  These events take place every November and have featured a wide variety of speakers on many of topics related to the violin, as well as demonstrations of violin and bow making and repair, performances of music, opportunities to examine fine stringed instruments and even opportunities for playing chamber music.  Most importantly, the meetings afford all those in attendance to meet and share ideas and information with fellow members, reinforcing the bonds that hold together the various strands of the stringed instrument world.

List of Past Conventions

From Baroque to Folk

The Violin Society of America's 40th Annual Convention
& 20th International Competition
November 11-16 • Cleveland Renaissance Hotel


Don't Miss Out! This is a Competition year.

Online Registration is CLOSED
Please register on-site.

Competition Registration is CLOSED

Competition Rules (PDF)

Printed copies will be available at the convention.

Program (PDF)
Printed copies will be available at the convention.

List of Exhibitors/Vendors

Pre-Registration List (PDF)

Auction Donation Form (PDF)

Cleveland Marriott Downtown
at Key Center Reservation

Room Rate: $159.00 per night 
Group Reference: VSA 

For more information call 407-647-8839 or email:

VSA Would Like to Thank Our Sponsors


Virtuoso Level
Heritage Insurance Company
MondoMusica New York
Tarisio Auction, Inc.
Gatchell Violins, Inc.

Venetian Level
D’Addario & Company
Howard Core Company, LLC
Scott Cao Violins, Inc.

Brescian Level
Claire Givens Violins

Neapolitan Level
Chiun-Teng Cheng Rare Violins Co., LTD.
Southern Violin Association


Fan Tao

Interested in sponsoring the 2013 Convention?
Contact Mark Mitchell at VSA's Office