The 2018 Convention and competition will be held October 9-12 at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel. Competition tone judging is done by professional string players. The 2018 Contest Rules include awards for workmanship. Workmanship judging is done by a professional violin maker with extensive experience in both violin making and judging international competitions. Daily presentations cover various topics with an emphasis on providing information useful to violin makers of skill levels ranging from beginner to accomplished.
Online registration is now open. You can register here and pay via PayPal. Remember, you must be a member to compete. You can join here. Registration closes on September 17th.
Make your hotel reservations before Sept 25, 2017 for conference room rates to apply.
Some highlights on the 2016 Convention, held October 13-16 at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel, include the award winners and photographs of some activities.