American Viola Society Festival

2021 American Viola Society Festival Update

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the AVS Festival Committee has made the difficult decision to move our planned 2021 AVS Festival to a virtual format. While we are disappointed that we will not be able to meet in Knoxville this summer, we look forward to gathering our community together in a responsible way that protects the health and safety of all involved.

We are busy making plans for an online festival that will provide opportunities for our performing and presenting artists, attendees, student participants, and exhibitors to engage, connect, and share in a meaningful and exciting celebration of the viola. Although this festival may look very different than our past events, we are focusing on exploring the “silver linings” this type of event may offer, such as opportunities for increased participation and access to exciting and valuable viola content and events. 

Please mark your calendars for June 2-5, 2021, and stay tuned for more details - coming soon on this page!

Thank you for your patience as we work to create an exciting event for this coming June!

AVS Festival Committee
Hillary Herndon, AVS President and Festival Host
Ames Asbell, Festival Coordinator
Katrin Meidell, Assistant Festival Coordinator and Competitions Coordinator
Adam Cordle, Proposals Coordinator