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!
March 3, 2014 - Full details about the 2014 Conclave now available, here.
January 26, 2014 - Thinking about coming to your first Conclave? Have a look at our new videos of Conclave people telling us all about it!
December 19, 2013 - The StoryChords Project is now available to members of the VdGSA. Check out personal memories of many VdGSA members here.
December 10, 2013 - Six new teaching videos, filmed at the 2013 Conclave, are now available for your viewing. And, they are bigger than ever in our brand-new video player.