The American Viola Society inspires excellence and builds community through viola study, performance, research, composition, and lutherie.

Vision and Core Values

The American Viola Society intends to be the premier source for all viola-related activities while building a community of enthusiasts and providing resources for the global viola community.  The following core values are central to our mission and are demonstrated in a variety of ways:

Fostering Bonds among Violists

Providing Opportunities for Individual Growth and Recognition

Professional Development

Supporting Professional and Artistic Performance and Expression


 Encouraging Teaching and Learning

 Promoting Research and Sharing of Resources

Diversity Statement

The American Viola Society serves the global community of violists, viola enthusiasts, and friends of the viola, and is committed to fostering communication, learning, and friendship among violists of all skill levels, ages, nationalities, and backgrounds.  The AVS promotes equal opportunity and welcomes violists and all other people, regardless of age, race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, economic status, social, or educational background.