The American Viola Society (AVS) was founded for the promotion of viola performance, research, and pedagogy.
Your personal and financial support through AVS membership is greatly appreciated!


Your AVS membership makes the following possible:

Through the generous support of our members, the AVS serves 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:

  • Two print issues of the Journal of the American Viola Society (Fall and Spring)
  • Annual issue of JAVS Online (Summer)
  • Access to digitized versions of all published JAVS and AVS Newsletter issues
  • Discounted instrument insurance rates through Anderson Musical Instrument Insurance
  • Complimentary access to AVS events, such as the AVS Greenroom series
  • Eligibility to submit proposals for AVS Mini-Grants
  • Eligibility to submit proposals for AVS Presents recording label releases
  • Members-only website content including scores, and audio and video recordings (such as AVS Presents releases and AVS Greenroom recordings)
  • Full access to the growing AVS library of pedagogical materials
  • Free web advertising in the online Marketplace
  • Complimentary listing in the AVS National Teacher Directory
  • Ability to submit member news and events for online posting
  • Access to American Viola Society competitions, including: Primrose International Viola Competition, Dalton Viola Research Competition, AVS Solo Competitions, Orchestral Excerpts Competition, and Viola Ensemble Invitational
  • and… an opportunity to increase your network of friends in the alto clef family!

Joint AVS/CVS memberships:  We are pleased to partner with our neighbors in the Canadian Viola Society to present joint AVS/CVS memberships. Joint AVS/CVS members are members of both the American Viola Society and the Canadian Viola Society.

Students, please use your permanent address.


Economic Hardship: email to be considered for a reduced rate. Reasons for consideration include, but are not limited to, unemployment, currency exchange, etc.

*The generosity of our donors greatly assists the work of the society. The AVS recognizes donor-level members by publishing their names in JAVS and on our website. Any donation above the basic membership fee is tax deductible as a contribution to the AVS, provided no special services or products of monetary value were exchanged for the additional amount. The American Viola Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity.