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Sunday, November 11, 2012
Noon - 6:00 PM Exhibit Registration - Exhibit Hall
3:00 - 6:00 PM Registration - Main Coat Check Lobby
3:00 - 10:00 PM Competition Registration - Gold/Whitehall Room Coat-Check Desk
6:30 - 7:30 PM Welcome Reception - Ambassador Room

Graciously hosted by Heritage Insurance Company, Mondomusica New York and Tarisio Auction, Inc.
8:00 - 10:00 PM Judge’s Meeting - Superior Room
Monday, November 12, 2012
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration - Main Coat Check Lobby
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Competition Judging - Gold/Whitehall  (Not open to the public)
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Study Exhibit - Carnegie Boardroom

Attendees must purchase $5 timed tickets at the Registration Desk to view this exhibit.
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Vendor Exhibits - Exhibit Hall (Closed for lunch: Noon - 1:30 PM)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Musikwinkel Around Markneukirchen Exhibit - Rockefeller Board Room
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Innovations/ Hors’ Concours - Severance Room
9:00 - 10:00 AM Varnishing the Oberlin Betts - Grand Ballroom B

Antoine Nedelec & Jeff Phillips
10:00 - 11:00 AM Innovations in Bow Making from Baroque to Modern - Grand Ballroom B

David Hawthorne
11:00 - Noon Marketing - Grand Ballroom B

Ariane Todes, Editor of Strad Magazine
Noon - 1:30 PM  Lunch
1:30 - 2:30 PM Librem Segreti de Buttegha: Book of Workshop Secrets - Grand Ballroom B

Andrew Dipper
2:30 - 3:30 PM The Caldwell Collection of Viols - Grand Ballroom B

Catharina Meints-Caldwell
3:30 - 4:40 PM Historical Relevance of the Meints Gamba Collection - Grand Ballroom B

William Monical

Thursday night Banquet tickets cannot be sold after 5:00 PM today, so be sure to purchase yours in advance at the Registration Desk, Exhibit Registration Desk, or Competition Registration Desk.

8:00 PM Concert: Meints Gambas - Ambassador Room

Cathy Meints-Caldwell and Oberlin Conservatory Students


Tuesday, November 13, 2012
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration - Main Coat Check Lobby
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Competition Judging - Gold/Whitehall

Not open to the public
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Study Exhibit - Carnegie Boardroom

Attendees must purchase $5 timed tickets at the Registration Desk to view this exhibit.
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Vendor Exhibits - Exhibit Hall

Closed for lunch: Noon - 1:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Musikwinkel Around Markneukirchen Exhibit

Rockefeller Board Room
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Innovations/ Hors’ Concours - Severance Room
9:00 - 11:00 AM Maker’s Forum - Grand Ballroom A
11:00 AM - Noon Optics for Luthiers - Grand Ballroom B

Michael Molnar
Noon - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 - 2:30 PM Origins & Culture of Vogtländ Violin Making - Grand Ballroom B

Arian Sheets, American Music Museum
2:30 - 3:30 PM Musikwinkel Around Markneukirchen Panel Discussion - Grand Ballroom B

Arian Sheets, Klaus Grünke and Ed Ball
3:30 - 4:30 PM How to Recognize French Bows of the 19th Century - Grand Ballroom B

Yannick le Canu
5:30 - 7:30 PM Board of Directors Dinner & Meeting - Carnegie Board Room
8:00 PM Concert: Miami String Quartet - Ambassador Ballroom


Wednesday, November 14, 2012
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration - Main Coat Check Lobby
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Competition Judging - Gold/Whitehall

Not open to the public
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Study Exhibit - Carnegie Boardroom

Attendees must purchase $5 timed tickets at the Registration Desk to view this exhibit.
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Vendor Exhibits - Exhibit Hall

Closed for lunch: Noon - 1:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Musikwinkel Around Markneukirchen Exhibit

Rockefeller Board Room
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Innovations/ Hors’ Concours - Severance Room


9:30 AM - 10:30 AM For Love or Money: Thoughts on the History of the Violin - Grand Ballroom B

David Schoenbaum
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM The Bows of Nikolai Kittel - Grand Ballroom B

Yung Chin & Klaus Grünke
Noon - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 - 2:30 PM Study Exhibit: Panel of Experts - Grand Ballroom B

Jim Warren, Chris Reuning & Jeff Holmes
2:30 - 4:00 PM Baroque Instrument Construction - Grand Ballroom B

Roger Hargrave
4:00 - 4:30 PM Koen Padding Memorial - Grand Ballroom B

Following Roger Hargrave’s lecture. 
Evening On Your Own!


Thursday, November 15, 2012
9:00 - 11:30 AM Live Scholarship Auction! - Ballroom A

David Bonsey, Auctioneer 
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Auction Cash Out - Ballroom A
Noon - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 - 4:00 PM Registration - Main Coat Check Lobby
1:30 - 5:30 PM Vendor Exhibits - Exhibit Hall

Closed for lunch: Noon - 1:30 PM
1:30 - 5:00 PM Musikwinkel Around Markneukirchen Exhibit

Rockefeller Board Room
1:30 - 5:00 PM Innovations/ Hors’ Concours - Severance Room
1:30 - 3:30 PM Government Regulation and Enforcement for Instruments and Bows of the Violin Family
- Grand Ballroom B

Lacey Act Requirements for Plants and Plant Products
Gary Lougee, US Dept. Agriculture; Lacey Act Officer

CITES and the International Trade in Timber and Timber Products
Anne St. John, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Branch of CITES Operations

To Be Followed By Q&A Session
3:30 - 4:30 PM Ebony Project & the Endangered Species Act - Grand Ballroom B

Bob Taylor, Taylor Guitars

Luisa Willsher, Madinter Trade
6:00-9:00 PM Awards Banquet - Grand Ballrooms A & B

Competition room opens after Awards Banquet until midnight


Friday, November 16, 2012
8:00 AM – 5:30 PM Registration - Main Coat Check Lobby
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Competition Room - Gold/Whitehall Room

Free Student Admission with current ID.
9:00 AM - Noon Vendors Exhibits - Exhibit Hall
9:00 AM - Noon Innovations/Hors’ Concours - Severance Room
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Instrument & Bow Critiques - Gold/Whitehall Room

Closed for lunch: Noon - 1:30 PM

Sign up sheets available
9:30 AM - 10:30 Playing of the Award Winning Instruments by Tone Judges - Grand Ballroom B
10:30-11:45 AM VSA Biennial Business Meeting - Grand Ballroom B
Noon - 1:00 PM New Board of Directors’ Meeting - Carnegie Board Room
Noon - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30-2:30 PM CAS Forum - Severance Room
2:30-3:30 PM Bass Forum - Grand Ballroom B

Jay vandeKopple
3:30-4:30 PM Preparing for Your Next Competition - Grand Ballroom B

Past Judges & Medal Winners 
8:00 PM Concert: Jeremy Kittel Band - Ambassador Ballroom
11:00 PM - Midnight Instrument Pick Up

Instruments and bows may be picked up without penalty on Friday evening, Nov. 16, between 11:00 PM and Midnight. There is a $75 early removal fee for each instrument picked up before ll:00 PM Nov. 16.

Mandatory pick up Saturday morning, Nov 17, between8:00 AM and Noon. 


Saturday, November 16, 2012
8:00 AM - Noon Instrument & Bow Check Out

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Listing of VSA 2012 Exhibitors/Vendors