Upcoming events

    • 11 Nov 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • ONLINE
    Register


    Virtual 2020 Pre-Convention Workshop: Harry Mairson - Traite de Lutherie

    MUST ALSO BE REGISTERED FOR THE 2020 VIRTUAL ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE VIOLIN SOCIETY OF AMERICA (click here)!

    November 11 -  A full-day tutorial led by Harry Mairson, who will introduce the software he designed for François Denis’s book, Traité de Lutherie. This special Pre-Convention workshop will provide an understanding of the basic ideas of Euclidean, geometric drawing of stringed instrument forms, inspired by Denis’s book. The larger part of the tutorial is devoted to a guided exercise in drawing the outline of a Brothers Amati viola.

    MUST ALSO BE REGISTERED FOR THE 2020 VIRTUAL ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE VIOLIN SOCIETY OF AMERICA (click here)!

    • 13 Nov 2020
    • 8:30 AM (UTC-06:00)
    • 15 Nov 2020
    • 11:30 PM (UTC-06:00)
    • ONLINE
    Register


    Pay your VSA membership dues and attend for free! There is no need to renew your dues AND register, do it all here!

    November 6 -REGISTRATION ENDS!

    November 11 -  A full-day tutorial led by Harry Mairson, who will introduce the software he designed for François Denis’s book, Traité de Lutherie. This special Pre-Convention workshop will provide an understanding of the basic ideas of Euclidean, geometric drawing of stringed instrument forms, inspired by Denis’s book. The larger part of the tutorial is devoted to a guided exercise in drawing the outline of a Brothers Amati viola. Click here for pre-convention workshop registration! 

    November 12-13 - The afternoons of the 12th and 13th will be sessions from the Oberlin Acoustics Workshop.  Stay tuned for more details!

    November 14 - 15 - Convention Dates: Live Q&A Sessions!


    Speakers to include:

    Carlo Chiesa  --  on violin making in Milan 1650-1850

    Ben Hebbert -- on violin making in Northern Europe 1560-1660

    Bettina Hoffmann -- the history of the viol

    Alex Weidner -- Howard Core's transition to a modern business

    Joshua Beyer and Jean-Philippe Echard -- the Stradivari La Clapisson pochette

    Matt Wehling -- how Voirin changed the bow

    Thomas Nania -- the dynamics of the archtop guitar

    Gregg Alf -- recent research on the Stradivari Messiah of 1716

    Jerry Lynn -- on using CNC in restoration

    Joseph Curtin - Report from the Oberlin Acoustics Workshop

    Rodney Mohr, representatives from Sonowood and  Neo-Ebene Sarl/Corene - Alternative Materials

    John Alberti - The Process of Designing and Producing Tools

    Representatives from the regional violin makers associations -- lessons learned and planned activities

    NOTE: Your reduced rate membership renewal invoice will be provided at the end of the year, when your renewal date is about to expire.

    Registration closes November 6th, 2020 and there will be no onsite registration.

    All refund requests, less $50 administration fee, must be received in writing or by email by October 31, 2020.

    No refunds after October 31, 2020

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