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!


September 11, 2014 - Four wonderful new teaching videos shot at the 2014 Conclave are now available, here.

September 2, 2014 - Photos from the 2014 Conclave are now available. Have a look here.

August 14, 2014 - Long-time treasurer Ken Perlow was honored with a Life Membership at Conclave. Read more here (scroll to bottom of page.)

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.