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Membership in the VSA is open to anyone who is interested in the instruments of the violin family and their bows. The growing membership from all parts of the world includes makers of instruments and bows (both amateur and professional), concert artists, professional and amateur players, collectors, dealers, music lovers and violin buffs, conservatories and libraries. Your membership helps to promote the art and science of making, repairing and preserving stringed musical instruments and their bows through publications, conferences, competitions and workshops.

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Benefits of Membership

  • Online access to the VSA Newsletter
  • Online access to the prestigious Journal of the Violin Society of America
  • Online access to the VSA Papers
  • Discounted rate to The Strad Magazine
  • Discounted rate to subscription
  • Reduced rates at VSA sponsored events
  • Only members may enter the VSA competition
  • Support of the VSA's educational and professional activities
  • Link to your business website (by request only) Discount for VSA Members is offering a 25% membership discount to VSA members on 1-year and 2-year subscriptions. The 1-year subscription is reduced to $90 (instead of $119.95) and the 2-year subscription costs $142.50 (instead of $189.95). Already a member and looking for the discount code? It is on the members only page when you login, towards the bottom. Any questions about this offer should be addressed

the Strad offers VSA Members Exclusive Discount

VSA members get a 36% discount on their subscription to the Strad. This offer covers renewals and the 36% discount for future years. Already a member and looking for the discount code? It is on the members only page when you login, towards the bottom.

CAS Forum

The Catgut Acoustical Society (CAS) has joined the Violin Society of America as the CAS Forum. The purpose of the CAS is to increase and diffuse the knowledge of musical acoustics and instruments, and to promote its practical applications. All VSA members may join the CAS Forum at no extra cost; to do so, check "CAS Forum" on the membership application.

Learn more about the Catgut Acoustical Society

Gift Memberships

A membership in the VSA makes a wonderful gift for any violin lover. A letter indicating the gift is from you will sent to the recipient. To give a gift membership, fill out the name and address of the recipient on the membership application, using your own credit card information. Then send a separate e-mail to with your own name and other information you would like included in the letter.

Student Memberships

Memberships are made available at greatly reduced rates to students. To be eligible for this rate the student must be enrolled full-time at a primary or secondary school, college or university, or at a violin or bow making school or apprenticeship program.

Membership Fees

  • $160, 2 years,individuals in US, Canada and Mexico
  • $195, 2 years, individuals in other countries
  • $95 for libraries
  • $45 for full-time students in US, Can., Mex.
  • $60 for full-time students in other countries

VSA Membership Application

VSA Membership Renewal
(Please note - renewal notices will be emailed annually in October each year for the upcoming year.)

Renewal Form

Membership List Policy

The Violin Society of America does not make its mailing list available to anyone for any commercial purposes. However, a membership list containing members’ names, addresses, listing phone numbers and e-mail addresses will be made available to members only upon request, and for a fee. This list, will be for the personal use only of members so that members can contact one another. The list may not be sold, given away, duplicated or used for any mass-mailings.

Members may elect to have their name only, with no other contact information, on this list. To do so, please e-mail your request to or by mail or phone. If we do not hear from you, your contact information will be placed on the membership list. You will be given the option on each membership renewal form to again decline placing contact information on the list.

The listing phone number on this list will be your business phone number if we have it in our records; otherwise we will use your home phone. If you prefer that we use a home phone as a listing phone, or that we do not list a phone number at all, please contact the office.

This membership list is available to members for a fee.

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