The 2022 VSA Convention and 24th International Convention at Anaheim

November 13-18
Hyatt Regency
11999 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Registration isnow  open! Click here to register.

The VSA has a block of rooms at the Hyatt Regency Orange County, available at a special VSA rate while supplies last.  Click here to book rooms.

We will be hosting our first VSA Competition since 2018!  Instruments and bows made since November 2018 are eligible for this year’s Competition.  See the VSA Competition rules and registration here.

Call for VOLUNTEERS! Click here to sign-up as a volunteer.

The 2022 New Instrument Exhibit (NIE) will showcase new instruments and bows built by our VSA members, separate from the Competition. All NIE registration fees go towards the VSA Scholarship fund. Register for the NIE here.

The VSA Board of Directors is excited to invite Vendors, Sponsors, and Advertisers to renew or begin your partnership with us at the 2022 Convention and Competition at Anaheim, November 13-18, 2022. Click here to view the Vendor & Sponsor packet and to register.

Don't forget about the VSA Scholarship Auction, which will once again be held during the 2022 VSA Convention this fall. Clean out your workshop and donate your extra tonewood, books, tools and more to benefit our VSA Scholarship fund! All donations can be sent to:

Hans Anderson/Howard Core Inc.
23371 Mulholland Dr
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

We'll also be accepting Scholarship Auction items at the 2022 VSA Convention.

Your Safety At The Event
Your safe enjoyment of the full planned event is critical. While the general risk of Covid-19 continues to evolve, The VSA Board of Directors has outlined a framework to help safeguard your health, including:

  • The VSA will follow Covid-19 protocols mandated by local guidelines and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations at the time of the event
  • The VSA may implement further guidelines to protect the health of all participants
  • The VSA may revoke any participant, including competitors, judges, attendees, volunteers, exhibitors, sponsors, and the general public's right to participate due to non-compliance of safety protocols

We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation. We are eager to safely enjoy each other's company soon!

Competition Judges

Violin Judges

  • Tom Croen

  • David Gusset

  • Andrea Frandsen

Viola/Cello/Quartet Judges

  • Joseph Grubaugh

  • Silvio Levaggi

  • Raymond Schryer

Double Bass Judges

  • Nick Lloyd

  • Jim Ham

  • Arnold Schnitzer

Bow Judges

  • Tim Baker

  • Yung Chin

  • Stephane Thomachot

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

For general inquiries, you can email the VSA office at
For inquiries regarding the VSA journal, you can email

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