The 2018 VSA 46th Annual Convention & 23rd International Competition

November 4-9, 2018
Cleveland Renaissance Hotel in Cleveland, OH

The VSA room rate is $150.00 USD per night

Book your group rate for the Violin Society of America Convention and Competition

Online Convention and Competition registration forms: COMING SOON!


  •  Competition Check-In: Sunday, November 4, 5:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
  • There will be no on-site registration of entries
  • The entry deadline is October 4, 2018. When the maximum number of instruments or bows in any category is reached registration will be closed.
  • Registration must be completed online (coming soon!)
  • Competition Instrument Pick-Up: Friday, November 9, 11 p.m.–midnight
  • There is an $85 per item early withdrawal fee for items removed after 4 p.m. but prior to 11 p.m. on Friday, November 9.

Networking Opportunities

  •  Opening Reception: Sunday, November 4, 6:30 p.m.
  • VSA Member Luncheon*: Wednesday, November 7, 12 noon
  • Women in Business Luncheon*: Tuesday, November 6, 12 noon; Speakers: Annie Fullard and Mari Sato
  • VSA Scholarship Auction*: Thursday, November 8, 9:30 a.m.
  • New Professionals Lunch*: Thursday, November 8, 12 noon
  • VSA Awards Banquet*: Thursday, November 8, 6 p.m.

o   Tickets are $75 each and can be purchased at time of registration (coming soon!)

o   Competitors may buy 1 ticket at $29; each additional ticket will be $75

  •  Open mic night: TBD
  • Closing Reception*: Friday, November 9, 5:30 p.m.

* Times are subject to change


  • Rare instrument exhibit provided by Bruno Price

  • German bows study exhibit provided by Bruce Babbitt with an introduction by Yung Chin.

  • New instrument exhibit chaired by Fan-Chia Tao (registration coming soon!)

Check back soon for more information on presentations

The Violin Society of America
14070 Proton Rd.
Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75244
972-233-9107 x224 

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