VSA-Oberlin Workshops


Andrew Dipper rebuilds a rib assembly onto a back

Since 1986 the VSA has sponsored workshops in conjunction with Oberlin College in Oberlin Ohio. The workshops, offered every summer, offer an outstanding and important opportunity for violin and bow makers to learn methods and subtleties associated with fine stringed instruments and bows. The original Restoration Workshop was created by the noted restorer Vahakn Nigogosian. Today there are six programs held during the summer, which offer in-depth instruction by a distinguished faculty supplemented by renowned luthiers. The current programs are: Violin Making (advanced level); Bow Making (advanced level); Bow Restoration and Repair; Instrument Restoration and Repair; Acoustics; Bass Setup, Repair and Acoustics. For exact programs, please review below.

For general information:
Anna Hoffmann, Oberlin Program Office
(440) 775-8044
anna.hoffmann@oberlin.edu

Information for the 2014 VSA-Oberlin Workshops

VSA/Oberlin Bass Workshop

Saturday, June 7 - Saturday, June 14

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VSA/Oberlin Acoustics Workshop

Saturday June 14 - Saturday June 21

 

VSA/Oberlin Bow Workshop

Sunday, June 15 - Saturday, June 28

 

VSA/Oberlin Violin Workshop

Sunday, June 15 - Saturday, June 28

 

VSA/Oberlin Bow Restoration Workshop

Sunday, June 29 - Saturday, July 5

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VSA/Oberlin Violin Restoration Workshop

Sunday, June 29 - Saturday, July 5

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If you are would like to be considered for the 2014 program, please complete the VSA/Oberlin Summer Workshops Request Form.