Welcome to the American Viola Society from AVS President, Juliet White-Smith

Welcome to the website of the American Viola Society, the premiere organization for violists in the United States!

The AVS is delighted to welcome our new webmaster, Jason Bonham, whose vision for the AVS is reflected in this newly designed site. In addition to the obvious visual changes, you will see that the site has some additional offerings: an enhanced JAVS section as well as easy to fill in forms for you to submit ads and other announcements. We look forward to continuing to enhance the website with more interactive functions for you to explore.

There are links to exciting viola events around the world. The next major international event is the 38th International Viola Congress which will be held at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music June 16-20, 2010. Please visit the Education link and click on “Congresses” where you will find a link to the Cincinnati Congress site. I look forward to seeing many of you there!

Events like these are attended by violists worldwide. If you are not already an AVS member, perhaps you would consider joining the organization.

Member benefits include:

  • Two print issues of the Journal of the American Viola Society
  • Annual issue of JAVS Online
  • Free web advertising in the Marketplace online shop
  • Complimentary listing in the AVS National Teacher Directory
  • Annual International Viola Congresses: 2009 in South Africa; 2010 at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
  • Automatic membership in the International Viola Society
  • Primrose International Viola Competition
  • Opportunity for membership and participation in local and regional
    chapters around the country

You may also be interested to know that the AVS has an Online Store with 30th Anniversary merchandise including mugs, t-shirts and book bags. Visit www.cafepress.com/amervlasociety to view these and other items available for purchase.

Please browse around this site and offer your feedback. You can contact me at vlaprez@comcast.net or our webmaster, Jason Bonham jasonpbonham@gmail.com.

Thanks for visiting and come back soon!

Yours in all things “viola”,

Juliet White-Smith