The Viola da Gamba Society of America is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the support of activities relating to the viola da gamba in the United States and abroad.

It is a society of players, builders, publishers, distributors, restorers and others sharing a serious interest in music for viols and other early bowed string instruments.

We hold an annual, week-long Conclave in mid-summer at educational institutions around the country with a faculty of internationally recognized performers and scholars.

If this is your first visit to our web site, we suggest that you start with a message from our president.

Join the VdGSA and experience the music, scholarship and camaraderie!


June 24, 2014 - The Conclave welcome letter is now available to download here.

April 27, 2014 - The VdGSA Journal now has a complete index to all 47 issues. Indispensable for searching for articles, authors and subjects. View or download here.

April 14, 2014 - We've added four new StoryChords videos, featuring Jack Ashworth, Brent Wissick and Catharina Meints. They're here in the Members' area.