Conventions & Competitions

The convention will be held in downtown Cleveland, Ohio at the Cleveland Renaissance Hotel from November 11 - 16, 2012. Monday will feature a “Show and Tell” as well as the Hors Concours, where the Violin Society shines light on the significant body of work created by these wonderful craftspeople.  Also on Monday there will be lectures given on Gambas as well as a Gamba concert at the end of the day.  The remainder of the week will be filled with exciting exhibits and workshops on a variety of topics.

This convention will be a great opportunity to talk with makers about the "tools they use and the wood they choose." Our vendors will, once again, be on hand selling the latest tools and supplies. This event is still early in the planning stages and may include more programming. Surely, you will not want to miss this highly interactive convention.

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.

Register for the Convention

Competition Registration is CLOSED

Competition Rules (PDF)

Program Schedule (PDF) (posted 10/3/2012)

Renaissance Cleveland Hotel Reservation

Room Rate: $125 Single or Double Reservation Deadline:  October 20, 2012

Due to high demand the VSA has contracted an additional hotel for this meeting.

Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center Reservation

Room Rate: $159.00 per night  Reservation Deadline:  October 20, 2012
Group Reference: VSA 

Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport (CLE)

Exhibition Vendor Packet (PDF)

Convention Attendee List

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