Since 1971, the AVS has been dedicated to fostering communication among viola enthusiasts and promoting excellence in every facet of our instrument. Our membership includes leading soloists, orchestral players, chamber musicians, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, luthiers, composers and students of all ages. Here you will find a wealth of resources, including information about our many programs, educational materials, and news from the viola community.   We invite you to browse the site in search of inspiration, and if you are not yet a member, please consider joining us today.

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Upcoming Viola Events

Oct
31
2014
Viola Week!!!!

Friday, October 31, 7:30 PM - The Virtuoso Viola - Concert at Utah State University featuring Violist Roger Chase and the Fry Street Quartet with a mixed program of solo viola and chamber music.

 

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Nov
02
2014
Ohio Viola Society Masterclass Day

Ohh Viola!! 2014 Fall Master Class Day Sunday November 2nd, 12:30 to 5:00pm Baldwin-Wallace University Boesel Musical Arts Center 49 Seminary Street, Berea, OH 44017 Guest artist Michelle LaCourse of Boston University will perform and conduct a master class.

 

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Nov
04
2014
Carol Rodland to perform Hindemith Sonatas for Viola & Piano

November 4, 2014 at 8:00pm Hatch Recital Hall, Eastman School of Music 26 Gibbs Street Rochester, NY 14604 Carol Rodland, professor at the Eastman School of Music, will perform the Hindemith Sonatas for Viola & Piano with Marcantonio Barone as part of the Eastman Faculty Artists Series.

 

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Nov
08
2014
West Virginia University Viola Day 2014

Join us on November 8th in lovely Morgantown, WV, for the 2nd annual WVU Viola Day.

 

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Nov
26
2014
42nd International Viola Congress

The Portuguese Viola Society and the International Viola Society cordially invite all violists and interested people to attend the 42nd International Viola Congress! The event will be held in Porto, Portugal on November 26-30, 2014, hosted by Jorge Alves and the Portuguese Viola Society.

 

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