2019 Convention and Competition

If the 2020 convention  and competition is held, it will take place October 14-17. Competition tone judging is done by professional string players.  The 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, 2019 for conference room rates to apply.

For more information, please click for a downloadable and printable Brochure

We would like to thank our sponsors for the 2019 VMAAI Violin Makers Competition:

International Violin

Violin Varnish LTD (Joe Robson)

Metropolitan Music Company


GEWA Music

Team Epic