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