The American Viola Society is a nonprofit organization of viola enthusiasts, including students, performers, teachers, scholars, composers, makers, and friends, who seek to encourage excellence in performance, pedagogy, research, composition, and lutherie. United in our commitment to promote the viola and its related activities, the AVS fosters communication and friendship among violists of all skill levels, ages, nationalities, and backgrounds.
The American Viola Society intends to be the premier source for all viola-related activities while building a community of enthusiasts and providing resources for the global viola community. The following core values are central to our mission and are demonstrated in a variety of ways:
Fostering Bonds among Violists
Providing Opportunities for Individual Growth and Recognition
Supporting Professional and Artistic Performance and Expression
Encouraging Teaching and Learning
Promoting Research and Sharing of Resources
The American Viola Society serves the global community of violists, viola enthusiasts, and friends of the viola, and is committed to fostering communication, learning, and friendship among violists of all skill levels, ages, nationalities, and backgrounds. The AVS promotes equal opportunity and welcomes violists and all other people, regardless of age, race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, economic status, social, or educational background.