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 general information:
Anna Hoffmann, Oberlin Program Office
Information for the 2014 VSA-Oberlin Workshops
VSA/Oberlin Acoustics Workshop Saturday June 14 - Saturday June 21
VSA/Oberlin Bass Workshop Saturday, June 7 - Saturday, June 14
VSA/Oberlin Bow Workshop Sunday, June 15 - Saturday, June 28
VSA/Oberlin Restoration Workshop Sunday, June 29 - Saturday, July 5
VSA/Oberlin Violin Workshop Sunday, June 15 - Saturday, June 28
If you are would like to be considered for the 2014 program, please complete the VSA/Oberlin Summer Workshops Request Form.