2021 Virtual Convention

Thursday, Nov 11 - Saturday, Nov 13

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce this year’s virtual event will be FREE to VSA members. Register now to reconnect with over 900 string instrument enthusiasts and enjoy live content from expert members, including:

  • Jordan Hess Guarneri Tool Marks with Q & A
  • Adam Goltry Beyond the Handle Graft
  • Sarah Peck William Monical - In Memoriam
  • Joseph Curtin How String Tension and Set-Up Affect Sound
  • Jim Woodhouse Comparing and Contrasting Stringed Instruments
  • Fan Tao Strings and String Tensions
  • Jennifer Creadick Insights from the 2021 Women in Lutherie Fellowship
  • with more to be announced


  • rare instrument exhibit
  • performance by Laureates of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis

2021 New Instrument Exhibit

The convention includes the return of the NIE, a showcase separate from the bi-annual VSA Competition. Exhibitors can virtually share a recent instrument or bow to inspire and learn from their peers. Participants may have the opportunity to discuss their work live in a Q & A forum - inquire now as space is limited. 

Vendors & Sponsors

2021 Special
Vendor registration is FREE and includes an interactive booth within the convention app to showcase your business to conference attendees.

Sponsorships are available with a range of packages for promotional advertisement before, during, and after the convention to maximize your exposure to over 900 current members.

We encourage participation as both a vendor and a sponsor.

We can't wait to see you even if we can't be together in person.


Your friends & colleagues at the VSA

PS - Have a question about the 2021 Virtual Convention? Email info@vsaweb.org and we’ll get back to you shortly.

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. The Violin Society Of America reflects a broad range of interests and concerns of those interested in violins and the art of making instruments and bows of the violin family.

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