Registration Open for 43rd Annual VSA Convention
The Violin Society of America has released registration and preliminary program for annual convention
DALLAS (October 14, 2015) – Registration is open for The Violin Society of America’s (VSA) 43rd Annual Convention, which will be held November 12-14, 2015, at the Hunt Valley Inn in Hunt Valley, Maryland. The event will bring together a diverse group of students, makers, and professionals for networking, exhibits and education specific to the violin family.
This year’s program features a diverse faculty of presenters, and includes sessions on string making, appraising, shop security and running a rental program. Several open forums will allow for discussion on evaluating and selecting bows, using Hill re-collapsible molds and restoring instruments, among other topics. The schedule will also include reports from the Oberlin Workshops and two exhibits featuring new and antique instruments.
President Lori Kirr, Vice President Nick Lampo, and the Board of Directors are excited about this year’s program which is designed to cover a variety of topics and activities in support of VSA members’ businesses and professional development. There will be something for everyone. As always, the VSA looks forward to the community coming together to share ideas and learn from one another.
In addition to educational and making sessions, several networking and social activities are scheduled throughout the convention. The Convention will open on Thursday night with a reception generously sponsored by Heritage Insurance. On Friday a luncheon for New Professionals and a special Scholarship Auction and cocktail hour will complete the day. A breakfast for women in the industry will begin the day on Saturday, November 14, as well as, great lectures and sessions. A vendor trade fair will be open to all attendees throughout the convention, which provides a one-stop shop for selecting tonewoods, hard to find luthier tools, accessories, books, instruments, bows and more. New instrument exhibitors will have the opportunity to get one-on-one feedback from veteran judges.
To view a preliminary schedule or register for the convention, please visit www.vsaweb.org or call (972) 233-9107 x224.
Founded in 1973, the Violin Society of America is a non-profit organization created for the purpose of promoting the art and science of making, repairing and preserving stringed musical instruments and their bows. Membership in the VSA is open to all who share an interest in the violin, viola, cello, bass and their bows, and thus reflects a broad and diverse range of interests and concerns, including craftsmanship, acoustics, innovation, the history of instruments and performers, technique, performance practice, repertory and other matters pertaining to instruments of the violin family.