Welcome to the American Viola Society!

Kathy SteelySince 1971, the American Viola Society has been dedicated to building a community of violists and promoting excellence in every facet of our instrument. Our members include leading soloists, orchestral players, chamber musicians, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, luthiers, composers, and students of all ages from around the world.  If you are a viola enthusiast, the American Viola Society is for you!

We hope that you will enjoy the wealth of resources on our new website, as well as information about our many programs.  As we continue to expand this resource for the viola community, we invite you to send us your suggestions and ideas, post your viola news and events, take advantage of our member marketplace, and keep your member information current.  You may even want to visit our online store at www.cafepress.com/amervlasociety where you can find a number of items for purchase.

As you know, membership is the lifeblood of any organization.  It is through your generous support that we continue to meet our goals of serving the viola community through performance, education, research, mentoring, publishing, commissioning new works, providing new resources and advocating for excellence.  Additional American Viola Society member benefits include:

If you are already a member of AVS, thank you for your ongoing support!  If you are not yet a member, we invite you to join our community and become a member of the American Viola Society today! 


Kathy Steely
American Viola Society, President