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

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
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
International Viola Congress

International Viola Congresses are a great way to hear world-renowned violists perform while immersing yourself in the world of the viola.

 

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Mar
07
2015
Roberto Diaz Premieres New Higdon Viola Concerto

Concerts from the Library of Congress - Sensational violist Roberto Díaz premieres a new concerto by Jennifer Higdon, commissioned by the Library of Congress and the Curtis Institute.

 

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Apr
11
2015
Annual OVS Competition

Cash prizes awarded in three categories: grade school to age 13, middle school and high school to age 17, college undergrad to age 23.

 

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May
30
2015
Viola Space 2015

The Tokyo International Viola Competition is the only one international competition in Asia exclusively for viola.

 

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