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2011 Annual Convention: November 3-5

The convention will be held in Timonium, Maryland, in the Baltimore area, from November 3-5, 2011. Friday and Saturday will feature individual critiques and small group discussions on topics such as string selection, set-up, varnish, and arching. Bow discussions include wood selection, modeling, camber, and more. The addition of an acoustics demonstration and discussion will introduce makers to the importance of acoustics as it relates to making. The study exhibit at the 2010 convention was so successful that we have again planned an exhibit of fine instruments and bows for the 2011 convention. To round out the convention there will be a presentation on making a copy of the 1704 Betts Stradivari, currently in the collection of the Library of Congress. A CD of photos and measurements will be offered for sale to attendees only.

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.

Online Registration for the 2011 Convention is now Closed

All further registrations will be done onsite. Thank you!
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for online registration for the 2011 Convention (closed).

Click Here to download the 2011 Convention Schedule.

Click Here to download the 39th Annual Convention Program

2011 Annual Convention Hotel Reservations

Crowne Plaza Baltimore
2004 Greenspring
Timonium, MD 21093 USA

Make your reservations directly with the Crowne Plaza at 410-252-7373.

The rate is $99 per night, single or double, plus taxes. Please identify yourself as part of the "Violin Society of America."

These room rates will be on a first come, first served basis. The reservation cut-off date is October 4, 2011.

If you would like to see the hotel, please visit

Check In / Check Out
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: Noon

The attire for the VSA meeting is business casual throughout the meeting


to download the 2011 Vendor Convention Packet

For More Information
Call 407-647-8839