Call for Nominations

Call for Nominations for the American Viola Society Executive Board

The Nominations Committee of the AVS Executive Board is seeking nominations for four 3-year
Member-at-Large positions commencing July 1, 2021. Any AVS member in good standing who is a U.S. citizen and/or U. S. resident is eligible to be nominated.

Nominees should be highly motivated and prepared for significant service assignments and committee work to further the aims and programs of the society. Committees meet monthly and the full board meets quarterly, and board members are expected to commit to accomplishing concrete goals and objectives that serve the AVS’s mission.

As the AVS implements objectives of increasing equity and inclusion in the field, these will inform the following goal areas: fundraising and development; marketing/advertising and vendor relations; community development; and expanding educational offering for violists of all levels and interests.

In keeping with the AVS’s commitment to serve a diverse constituency of violists and viola enthusiasts, the AVS especially encourages nominations from groups currently underrepresented within its membership, including by race, gender identity, and career focus (such as music educators, K-12 and Suzuki music educators, orchestral violists and amateur violists). Nominations of individuals with expertise in development, finance, social media/web development, and organizing events (such as festivals and workshops) are also encouraged.

AVS members are encouraged to send recommendations for nominees (self-nominations are allowed), and all nominees must be AVS members. Non-AVS members are encouraged to join or renew their memberships to be eligible to participate in the process.

To submit a nomination or self-nomination, send an email to by January 31, 2021. The email should have the subject “AVS Nominations” and should include the
following information:

Visit for detailed nomination guidelines, eligibility requirements, board responsibilities, and an explanation of the nominations and election process.

Additional questions about the nominations process or the responsibilities of AVS officers and Executive Board members may be addressed to