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Dalton Research Competition

The David Dalton Viola Research Competition is held annually to encourage and support research among our student members. Founded in 1999 and named in honor of the Journal of the American Viola Society’s first editor, the competition offers attractive prizes and the opportunity to be published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Entries must be original contributions to the field of viola research and may address issues concerning viola literature, history, performers, and pedagogues. Entries must not have been published in any other publication or be summaries of other works. The body of the work should be 1500-3500 words in length and should include relevant footnotes and bibliographic information. Entries may include short musical examples. Entries must be submitted in hard copy along with the following entry form, as well as in electronic format for either PC or Mac. Word or WordPerfect format is preferred. All entries must be postmarked by 15 May 2014.

For more details, please see the complete guidelines.

Submissions are accepted from current student members of the society. To join the society, please visit our membership page

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