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 19, 2015 - Visit our brand-new Members' Area, and find out the status of your membership!

June 16, 2015 - Registration for Conclave is now closed. However, it may still be possible to fit you in. Please contact the Conclave managers if you would like to be considered.

April 23, 2015 - Check out our huge new list of Modern Composers. It's under "MUSIC" in the menu at left.

March 23, 2015 - Operation Treble Viol: makers Marc Soubeyran and Francis Beaulieu will make a treble viol together at Conclave: it will be raffled away on Saturday. For details on this rare opportunity to get a world-class instrument, go here.