Dalton Competition Guidelines

The AVS Dalton Committee is proud to announce the winners of the 2023 Dalton Competition!

First Prize: $1000
Gabriel Forero, “The Mystery (Rosary) Sonataby H.I.F. Biber and the Construction of a Complete Edition for Viola and Basso Continuo”

Second Prize: $500
Xue Ding, “Charles Loeffler’s Two Songs With Viola and Piano Accompaniment and Their French Influence”

Third Prize: a collection of Henle edition scores
Catherine Ziegler, “The Cade Instrument Collection: Celebrating an Unloved Viola”

All prizewinners will also have the opportunity to publish their articles in future editions of the Journal of the American Viola Society.

Guidelines for the 2024 David Dalton Competition:

Current students and recent graduates are encouraged to carefully review the 2024 Dalton Research Competition Guidelines before submitting their paper to the Dalton Committee. The 2024 deadline for submission is June 1, 2024.

Dalton Competition awards include monetary prizes, score bundles, and publication in the Journal of the American Viola Society. Select winners may also be invited to present their research at an American Viola Society Festival or other AVS-sponsored events.

The Dalton Competition is open to current AVS members only – please join/renew to participate if your membership is not current. To submit your research, please visit the Dalton Competition Submission Form page and log in to access the submission form.

Thank you for your interest in the David Dalton Viola Research Competition!