2024 AVS Festival

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2024 American Viola Society Festival & Primrose International Viola Competition

June 19-22, 2024
Colburn School, Los Angeles, CA

The American Viola Society, along with our partners at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, proudly present the 2024 AVS Festival and Primrose International Viola Competition. Our 4-day AVS Festival is held concurrently with the PIVC live rounds on the Colburn School campus, and includes featured artists Jessica Meyer, Tatjana Masurenko, Atar Arad, Ayane Kozasa, Steven Dann, and Cathy Basrak, plus over eighty other performers and presented selected through the proposal submission or competition preliminary rounds. Don’t miss the full program of recital performances, presentations, masterclasses, youth competitions, exhibits, and so much more. We hope you’ll join us for this exciting event in sunny downtown Los Angeles!

Complete AVS Festival & PIVC Schedule
Virtual Ticket Schedule


Festival Registration In-person attendees, please register onsite. The 2024 AVS Festival & Primrose International Viola Competition take place at the Colburn School in downtown Los Angeles.
Address: 200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Virtual Ticket – Enjoy a full program of over 60 livestreamed and recorded sessions from the 2024 American Viola Society Festival & Primrose International Viola Competition, all from the comfort of home! Our Virtual Ticket includes all of the Primrose Competition live rounds, Signature Artist recitals and masterclasses, AVS Festival Competitions, and a broad program of recorded and pre-recorded content from festival presenters. Each Virtual Ticket purchase also includes access to all content through September 22, 2024 AND a complimentary 1-year AVS digital membership (all perks of membership plus digital copies of the Journal of the American Viola Society)!

We are using the Whova virtual platform, which allows for real-time event engagement through the Whova app, as well as convenient desktop viewing through the Whova Web Portal. It’s a very easy-to-use and versatile online portal. Please join us for a fun and interactive experience, plus lots of time to watch – and rewatch – your favorite content!

Register Now on Whova

Important Links

Mass Viola Ensemble Signup – All registered festival participants are invited to perform in this year’s festival ensemble commission, “Fantasies in Alto Clef ” by Melia Watras, conducted by Tony Devroye. Please sign up to participate!

Festival Housing – Onsite housing registration is now closed.

Festival Sponsor/Exhibitor/Vendor Opportunties – Virtual only sponsorship options (including virtual exhibit booth, with event app and website advertisements, are available through June 14.  For more information, please contact Christina Ebersohl, 2024 Assistant Festival Coordinator – advertising@americanviolasociety.org.

Primrose Competition – 2024 Primrose Competition live-round finalists have been announced here. The American Viola Society coordinated the pre-screening rounds, and we thank our esteemed jury members for their hard work and dedication to determine the slate of live-round competitors!