Local Chapters

Ah, the joys of playing consort music! The viola da gamba has always been a social instrument and the VdGSA fosters gamba playing activity across the country and beyond through its affiliated Local Chapters and Areas. Chapters and Areas support playing meet-ups, workshops, local teachers, and more. Like the national organization, the Chapters are a welcoming mix of amateur and professional players brought together by their love of the instrument.

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The table below will help you find the nearest local organization and its VdGSA representative, who can answer any questions you might have or point you in the direction of local viol teachers. If you want to know more—how to start a new chapter or area or the formal difference between a Chapter and an Area—take a look at our Chapters info page

Rocket City Viols (Huntsville)

US

Alabama

Chapter

VdGS-Southern Arizona

US

Arizona

Chapter

Pacifica Viola da Gamba Society (Bay Area)

US

California

Chapter

SoCal Viols (LA/San Diego)

US

California

Chapter

Wine Country Viols (Napa/Sonoma)

US

California

Website

Area

VdGS-Denver

US

Colorado

Website

Chapter

Rocky Mountain Viols

US

Colorado

Website

Chapter

VdGS-Greater Washington Baltimore

US

District of Columbia

Chapter

South Florida

US

Florida

Website

Chapter

Central Florida

US

Florida

Website

Area

Atlanta

US

Georgia

Website

Area

Hawaii Viols

US

Hawaii

Website

Area

VdGS-Third Coast (Greater Chicago)

US

Illinois

Chapter

Indiana

US

Indiana

Website

Area

Iowa

US

Iowa

Website

Area

Kansas

US

Kansas

Website

Area

Kentucky

US

Kentucky

Website

Area

Maine

US

Maine

Website

Area

VdGS-New England

US

Massachusetts

Chapter

North Star Viols (Minn./St. Paul)

US

Minnesota

Website

Chapter

Oxford Viols

US

Mississippi

Website

Chapter

Heartlands

US

Nebraska

Website

Area

New Hampshire

US

New Hampshire

Website

Area

Central New Jersey

US

New Jersey

Website

Area

VdGS-Finger Lakes

US

New York

Website

Chapter

VdGS-Greater New York

US

New York

Chapter

Albany/Troy

US

New York

Website

Area

Western New York

US

New York

Area

VdGS-Central Carolina

US

North Carolina

Website

Chapter

Asheville

US

North Carolina

Website

Area

Ohio

US

Ohio

Website

Area

VdGSA-Cascadia

US

Oregon

Chapter

Portland

US

Oregon

Website

Area

Eugene

US

Oregon

Website

Area

VdGS-Greater Philadelphia

US

Pennsylvania

Website

Chapter

Pennsylvania

US

Pennsylvania

Website

Area

Tennessee

US

Tennessee

Website

Area

Viols of Houston

US

Texas

Chapter

VdGS-Dallas

US

Texas

Website

Chapter

Austin

US

Texas

Website

Area

Vermont

US

Vermont

Website

Area

Pacific NW Viols (Seattle)

US

Washington

Chapter

Vancouver

Canada

British Columbia

Website

Area

Halifax

Canada

Nova Scotia

Website

Area

Ontario

Canada

Ontario

Website

Area

Montreal

Canada

Quebec

Website

Area

Australia

Australia

Website

Area

England

England

Website

Area

Japan

Japan

Website

Area

Mexico

Mexico

Website

Area

New Zealand

New Zealand

Website

Area

Norway

Norway

Website

Area