The AVS Board is seeking an enthusiastic person to serve as the next Editor of the Journal of the American Viola Society. The Editor oversees the production of three issues annually—two printed and one online. Primary duties include soliciting and writing articles, working with the peer-review panel and departmental editors, deciding on content, and copy-editing. The successful candidate should demonstrate good organizational, communication, and writing skills and is able to meet deadlines. Experience with the Microsoft Office and Adobe suites of products (including MS Word, Photoshop, Acrobat, and Illustrator) is preferred as well as experience with music engraving software programs (Finale or Sibelius) The editor receives a modest honorarium per issue. Applicants should submit, via e-mail, both a letter of interest and a writing sample to Madeleine Crouch at email@example.com by February 15, 2014.
Submission Deadline: January 1, 2014
Award: Cash award of $1000, and the winning composition will be performed at the Primrose International Viola Competition and 35th Anniversary Festival from June 12–14, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The winning composer will be given, in addition to the prize, a travel and lodging stipend of $600 to attend the performance in Las Vegas. The composer will retain all publication rights.
For more information, please visit http://americanviolasociety.org/competitions/gardner/.
Join us on September 23, when the studios of Ivo-Jan van der Werff and James Dunham from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University begin a new year of the A VS’s Studio Blog at: http://americanviolasociety.org/studio2/. Through daily posts, these students, teaching assistants, faculty, alumni, and guests will share their thoughts on technique, wellness, chamber music, and all things related to playing the viola. To submit questions for consideration, please write to the A VS Media Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Primrose International Viola Competition is pleased to announce the new dates for the Fourteenth Triennial Competition, now to be held from June 8 to June 14, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada. We invite applications from violists of all nationalities born after January 19, 1984, who are prepared for a concert career to apply by February 1, 2014. Visit the Primrose Competition Website for more information.