Since 1971, the AVS has been dedicated to fostering communication among viola enthusiasts and promoting excellence in every facet of our instrument. Our membership includes leading soloists, orchestral players, chamber musicians, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, luthiers, composers and students of all ages. Here you will find a wealth of resources, including information about our many programs, educational materials, and news from the viola community.   We invite you to browse the site in search of inspiration, and if you are not yet a member, please consider joining us today.

Latest News

Call for Proposals: 2016 AVS Festival at Oberlin

Proposals are being accepted now through June 1, 2015, for the AVS's 2016 Festival, to be held in Oberlin from June 8 to June 11, 2016.

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Sphinx Competition Viola Winners

Congratulations to AVS member Michael Casimir on his second-place win in the Senior Division of the 2015 Sphinx Competition and to Mira Williams on her second-place win in the Junior Division.

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Upcoming Viola Events

May
08
2015
If Music Be the Food… Concert

Featuring special guest artist, Kim Kashkashian, viola, with selections TBA.

 

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May
30
2015
Viola Space 2015

The Tokyo International Viola Competition is the only one international competition in Asia exclusively for viola.

 

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May
31
2015
Redkey Viola Intensive with Elias Goldstein,

2015 Viola Intensive Sessions: I) May 31-June 5 II) June 14-19 III) June 21-26 Sessions 2 and 3 can be done as a 2 week session from 14th-26th of June, 2015 Each Session offers a Daily: 45 minute lesson Masterclass Etude Challenge/scale class Physical activity and recreation Daily performance in public Focus on individual improvement Accomodation All inclusive, 3 meals a day, an excellent Romanian Chef in a 1840 plantation style mansion in the secluded countryside of eastern Indiana.

 

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May
31
2015
2015 Viola Intensive

I) May 31-June 5 II) June 14-19 Each Session offers a Daily: • 45 minute lesson • Masterclass • Etude Challenge/scale class • Physical activity and recreation • Daily performance in public • Focus on individual improvement Accomodation • All inclusive, 3 meals a day, an excellent Romanian Chef in a 1840 plantation style mansion in the secluded countryside of eastern Indiana.

 

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Jun
07
2015
International Music Festival of the Adriatic

The International Music Festival of the Adriatic (IMFA) is a chamber music festival for strings (violin, viola, cello), piano, voice, and composition.

 

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