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CONVENTION PROGRAM (as of June 12; subject to change)
Monday, Nov. 6

Innovation Exposition

  • Registration, 2:00 to 9:00 PM (and throughout the week)
  • Instrument Check-in, 3:00 to 9:00 PM
  • Opening Reception, 5:00 to 7:00 PM, sponsored by Heritage Insurance

Tuesday, Nov. 7

Innovation Exposition

  • Lecture theme: Materials / Processes. Tutorials on material preparation and characteristics. (Hair, strings, glues)
  • Commercial Exhibition
  • Violin and Bow Makers Forums

Wednesday, Nov. 8

Innovation Exposition

  • Lecture theme: Expertise. Insight into some of the major schools of violin making and their characteristics.
  • Commercial Exhibition
  • Visit to International Violin Company.

Thursday, Nov. 9

Innovation Exposition

  • Lecture theme: Innovation. What is new in the world of violin and bow making? Presentations and demonstrations by some of the major innovators of today.
  • Commercial Exhibition
  • Concert: The Audubon Quartet
  • Dessert Reception, sponsored by The Kun Shoulder Rest

Friday, Nov. 10

Innovation Exposition

  • Scholarship Auction, morning
  • Lecture theme: Marketing. How do we best market our products? Advice and insight from some experts.
  • Commercial Exhibition
  • Viewing of Competition Instruments, afternoon
  • Awards Banquet 7:00 PM

Saturday, Nov. 11

Innovation Exposition

  • Viewing of Competition Instruments
  • Playing of Competition Instruments
  • VSA Annual Meeting
  • Commercial Exhibition
  • Concert: Joe Deninzon, jazz violinist, sponsored by Eastman Strings

Sunday, Nov. 12

  • Checkout and Instrument Pick-up


A new feature of this year’s convention will be the Innovation Exposition. Click here for more information.


Allred & Asscociates, Inc.
Angels Musical Instruments
Arcos Brasil USA
Arcus USA
Battenkill Tonewood
Bobelock Case Co.
Bogard & Clemente
C.A. Gotz, Jr.
Chevalets Despiau
Clement & Weise
Connolly & Co.
CSC Products Inc.
European Tonewoods
Glaesel/Scherl & Roth
Hans Violin Studio
Heritage Insurance
Holfter GmbH
Howard Core Co.
Ifshin Violins
International Violin Co.
Jende Industries
Johnson String Instruments
L.A. String Instruments
LYRA Music Shop
Masnik Violins
Metropolitan Music Co.
Nordenholz Distributing
Otto Musica
Pioneer Valley Luthier Supply
Robson Enterprises
Slov Cal Trading
Specialty Violin Making Prods.
Super-Sensitive Musical String
The Wagman Primus Group
United Strings International
United Workshops Corp.
Violin Varnish Ltd
Violinworkshop Carola Hendel
Water Violet Bows

Commercial Exhibitors: Contact Mary Campbell for more information at
717-258-3203 or

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