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!
April 19, 2013 - We're moving! Our postal address has changed. Please check our Points of Contact page for the new address.
March 14, 2013 - Conclave registration is now open. Click here.
February 12, 2013 - We've added a new page called "Events Videos", and are proudly offering three new videos from our 50th anniversary Conclave. There's also a link to a video shot at our 2000 Conclave in Portland.
January 30, 2013 - We're going to be at the Boston Early Music Festival. Get all the details (including masterclass scholarship info) here.