In a nutshell
OUR GOAL IS TO PUT VIOLIN MAKERS AND VIOLIN PLAYERS TOGETHER FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL. WE WERE FORMED IN THE SOUTHEAST IN 2011 WITH OUR FIRST MEETING AT HUTHMAKER'S VIOLIN SHOP IN DULUTH, GEORGIA, THEN BEAU VINCI VIOLINS IN ALPHARETTA.. MEETINGS SOON OUTGREW THE SHOP'S SPACE AND WE HELD MEETINGS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA AT ATHENS, AND FINALLY FOUND A WONDERFUL SPACE AT WILDACRES RETREAT IN THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA.. HERE WE HELD OUR LAST TWO MEETINGS INCLUDING OUR FIRST EVER INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION IN 2018.
he purpose of the Organization is to promote the art and science of making, repairing and preserving musical instruments of the violin family and their bows, including study of the history, players, literature, materials, construction practices and acoustics of such instruments. The Association holds makers’ competitions, furthers research, publishes papers and journals and sponsors assemblies of violin experts, makers, and players. The term “violin” includes reference to violas, cellos, basses, their bows and related stringed instruments played with a bow.