It is a society of players, builders, publishers, distributors, restorers and others sharing a serious interest in music for viols and other early bowed string instruments.
We hold an annual, week-long Conclave in mid-summer at educational institutions around the country with a faculty of internationally recognized performers and scholars.
If this is your first visit to our web site, we suggest that you start with a message from our president.
Join the VdGSA and experience the music, scholarship and camaraderie!
July 21, 2016 - The Conclave auction catalog is now available, here.
June 30, 2016 - The Conclave "welcome letter" has been emailed, and is also available on the Conclave page.
June 15, 2016 - Conclave registration is now closed. However, it may still be possible to register.
May 30, 2016 - We now show a sample page for each of the VdGSA music editions we sell. Try before you buy!
May 3, 2016 - We've added an essay on Lyra-Viol ornamentation by Paul Furnas, illustrated with examples from Gervise Gerrarde's Lyre-Waye Paven.