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Membership in the VSA is open to anyone who is interested in the instruments of the violin family and their bows. The growing membership from all parts of the world includes makers of instruments and bows (both amateur and professional), concert artists, professional and amateur players, collectors, dealers, music lovers and violin buffs, conservatories and libraries. Your membership helps to promote the art and science of making, repairing and preserving stringed musical instruments and their bows through publications, conferences, competitions and workshops.


Benefits of Membership

  • Online access to the prestigious Journal of the Violin Society of America
  • Online access to the VSA Papers
  • Receive new copies of The Scroll - the VSA membership magazine
  • Discounted rate to subscription
  • Subscription discount to The Strad magazine
  • Special discounted subscription rate to Strings magazine
  • Reduced rates at VSA sponsored events
  • Only members may enter the VSA competition
  • Support of the VSA's educational and professional activities
  • Link to your business website (by request only)

Cozio Archive Discount for VSA Members


Cozio is offering a 25% membership discount to VSA members on subscriptions to its archive of fine instruments and bows. The annual subscription is reduced to $75 from $100. To take advantage of this offer, please contact [email protected] quoting your VSA membership number.

CAS Forum

The Catgut Acoustical Society (CAS) has joined the Violin Society of America as the CAS Forum. The purpose of the CAS is to increase and diffuse the knowledge of musical acoustics and instruments, and to promote its practical applications. All VSA members may join the CAS Forum at no extra cost; to do so, check "CAS Forum" on the membership application.

Learn more about the Catgut Acoustical Society

Gift Memberships

A membership in the VSA makes a wonderful gift for any violin lover. A letter indicating the gift is from you will sent to the recipient. To give a gift membership, fill out the name and address of the recipient on the membership application, using your own credit card information. Then send a separate e-mail to [email protected] with your own name and other information you would like included in the letter.

Student Memberships

Memberships are made available at greatly reduced rates to students. To be eligible for this rate the student must be enrolled full-time at a primary or secondary school, college or university, or at a violin or bow making school or apprenticeship program.

Membership Fees

  • $100, annually (January 1 to December 31), individuals in US, Canada and Mexico
  • $125, annually (January 1 to December 31), individuals in other countries
  • $110 for libraries
  • $50 for full-time students in US, Can., Mex.
  • $65 for full-time students in other countries

VSA Membership Application

VSA Membership Renewal
(Please note - renewal notices will be emailed annually in November each year for the upcoming year.)

Membership List Policy

The Violin Society of America does not make its mailing list available to anyone for any commercial purposes. However, a membership list containing members’ names, addresses, listing phone numbers and e-mail addresses will be made available to members only upon request, and for a fee. This list, will be for the personal use only of members so that members can contact one another. The list may not be sold, given away, duplicated or used for any mass-mailings.

Members may elect to have their name only, with no other contact information, on this list. To do so, please e-mail your request to [email protected] or by mail or phone. If we do not hear from you, your contact information will be placed on the membership list. You will be given the option on each membership renewal form to again decline placing contact information on the list.

The listing phone number on this list will be your business phone number if we have it in our records; otherwise we will use your home phone. If you prefer that we use a home phone as a listing phone, or that we do not list a phone number at all, please contact the office.

This membership list is available to members for a fee.

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VSA Membership Application (online form)

VSA Membership Renewal (online form)