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VdGSA News

The Society issues a quarterly newsletter containing many short articles, letters and items of interest. Typical issues include a letter from the president, Society announcements, chapter news, workshop reports, coming events (North America and overseas), reviews, pictures, and classified and commercial advertisements.

A sample issue of the VdGSA News is available here. Back issues of the VdGSA News are available (to VdGSA members only) in the Members' Area.

VdGSA News On-Line Content

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For inquiries regarding the VdGSA News, please contact Randolph Miles, Editor.



Journal of the VdGSA

The Journal is an annual, scholarly publication containing histories, scholarly articles, translations, reviews of books, music publications and recordings&emdash;all relating to the viol. Back issues are now available on-line, here.

Guidelines for Making Journal Submissions:

Authors are encouraged to make submissions to the editorial staff of the Journal. The editors welcome for consideration articles pertaining to the viols and related instruments, their history, manufacture, performers, music and related topics.

Articles and reviews should be submitted on disk, specifying the computer and program used, or by email to the Editor, and authors should consult the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, for matters of style. Camera-ready musical examples must be printed on separate sheets and identified with captions, and photos should be submitted as black and white glossy prints.

Articles, correspondence and materials for review should be e-mailed to Robert Green, Editor, Journal of the VdGSA.

Ordering the Journal

Back issues of the Journal are available for $7.00 each. Postage is included in the price. Please submit payment in U.S. dollars with a check drawn on a U.S. bank. Mastercard and Visa also accepted (include card number and expiration date). Or, you can use our Secure On-line Payment Page.

Journal of the Viola da Gamba Society of America
c/o Alice Brin Renken
PO Box 582628
Minneapolis, MN 55458-2628
Phone: 1-855-VIOL-415 (1-855-846-5415)

Volumes 1 - 6 (1964 - 1969), 8 (1971), 18 (1981), and 34 (1997) are out of print.



Books and Other Things

Description Price
“Pastime with Good Company: The Early Years of the Viola da Gamba Society of America” (Olson) $15.00
“Pastime with Good Company II: The Continuing History of the Viola da Gamba Society of America” (Ferguson and Seiler) $15.00
“Ask Your Viol Teacher” $10.00
“A Handbook of French Baroque Viol Technique” (Hsu) $30.00
“A Course on French Baroque Viol Playing” (Hsu) - VHS tape $40.00
“A Course on French Baroque Viol Playing” (Hsu) - DVD $35.00
Handbook and VHS tape $55.00
Handbook and DVD $45.00
VdGSA 50th Conclave Gold Tote Bags $5.00
VdGSA Travel Mugs $10.00
VdGSA Lapel Pin $8.00
VdGSA Folders $3.00
VdGSA Stickers $2.00 ea., set of six $10.00
VdGSA Luggage Tags (specify red, blue, green, purple, or teal) $3.00 ea., set of four $10.00

Please note: Postage is included in the price for books, recordings and clothing. For orders shipped outside the US, we will charge the actual postage cost. Make check in U.S. dollars payable to Viola da Gamba Society of America.
You can use our Secure On-line Payment Page or send orders and inquiries to:

Alice Brin Renken
PO Box 582628
Minneapolis, MN 55458-2628
Phone: 1-855-VIOL-415 (1-855-846-5415)
Contact: Alice Brin Renken