The Viola da Gamba Society of America is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the support of activities relating to the viola da gamba in the United States and abroad.

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 14, 2014 - We've added four new StoryChords videos, featuring Jack Ashworth, Brent Wissick and Catharina Meints. They're here in the Members' area.

March 29, 2014 - Conclave registration is now open! Click here for details.

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 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.