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The American Viola Society and the Colburn School proudly announce the 2024 Primrose International Viola Competition, with live rounds to be held June 17-22, 2024 at the Colburn School in...

Announcing the 2024 Maurice Gardner Competition for Composers Submission Deadline: December 1, 2023 The American Viola Society proudly announces the 2024 Maurice Gardner Competition for Composers, seeking new works for the viola. The winning...

The 2024 AVS Festival Competitions Committee announces the 2024 AVS Festival Competitions! The venue for this year's festival, held in tandem with the 2024 Primrose International Viola Competition, presents a...

This month, we welcome renowned Australian violist-composer Brett Dean to the AVS Greenroom! We'll learn about Brett's education and career as a violist - notably in the Berlin Philharmonic -...

This month in the AVS Greenroom, we welcome Jonathan Coopersmith, Dean of Musical Studies at the Curtis Institute, as he leads a discussion of "magical viola moments" – those amazing...

The American Viola Society is proud to announce the recipients of our first-ever Educator Mini-Grants. The response to the call for proposals was overwhelming and included many innovative and exciting...

Please join us welcome violist-composer Kenji Bunch to the November AVS Greenroom!  We'll learn about Kenji's background as the first student to receive dual degrees in viola and composition from...

Application Deadline: August 1, 2023 The American Viola Society is now accepting applications for the AVS Viola Bank for the academic year 2023-2024, and we have a variety of sizes available...

Please join us for the August installment of the AVS Greenroom Series, as legendary violist, pedagogue, and NPR radio personality Toby Appel joins our host Steven Tenenbom live from Angel Fire,...