The Viola d'amore Society of America was founded in 1977 in response to a growing interest in the viola d'amore, its music, its history and its place in contemporary musical life. Since the 1950s, interest in the viola d'amore has grown, with an increasing number of performers and performances; more published music of solo and chamber works for this instrument; the publication of scholarly works on or related to it; the inclusion of the viola d'amore as a legitimate course of study in college, university, conservatory and summer workshop curricula; and the construction of violas d'amore by luthiers. Early music has experienced a healthy revival, with the viola d'amore appearing more frequently in ensembles specializing in music of the Baroque and Classical periods, where players perform on restored instruments and use instruments intended by the composers.

Since its inception, the Viola d'amore Society of America has published two Newsletters every year. Each issue offers relevant and valuable information to viola d'amore players, such as articles by scholars in the field, location of newly-discovered viola d'amore music in libraries or collections, newly-published music, information about published books and articles related to the viola d'amore, news of concerts, notices of instruments and bows for sale by makers and private parties, and periodic International Viola d'amore Congresses.
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New instrument under construction page (12/20/2008)
Youtube videos on CD page (12/12/2008)
New links to luthier (12/12/2008)
New instrument (12/12/2008)
New instruments (2/12/2008)
New CDs (2/12/2008)
New behind the scenes images: members-only (7/11/2008)
First picture from Orem, Utah congress from 1998 (7/11/2008)
New instruments (7/11/2008)
New people picture from Rendsburg congress (7/11/2008)
New images from Ochsenhausen congress: most pages (7/11/2008)
CD page redone with added records (5/11/2008)
Beta version of Milandre Method facile (28/10/2008: members-only section)
New Garth Knox CD (27/10/2008)


First page of our members (27/10/2008)
New Instrument (26/10/2008)
New links to luthiers (26/10/2008)
New Ochsenhausen images again (22/7/2008)
New 6/0 Viola d'amore (20/7/2008)
Images from the Rendsburg Congress (7/13/2008)
New Books (7/13/2008)
Reports from 2002 & 2004 Congresses (7/13/2008)
New behind the scenes photo (7/12/2008: members-only section)
members-only portion bilingual (7/12/2008)
New Instruments illustrated (7/12/2008)
More 2008 Congress images, pdf program, video (7/12/2008)
New Link listings (7/2008)
New CDs (7/2008)
New Free Sheet Music (7/2008: members-only section)

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New Memberpage: Margit Vig (5/31/2011)
New instrument (5/30/2011)
Copies of 2 more Concerti (Vivaldi RV393, Anonymous) (3/5/2011)
Copies of 2 more Graupner Concerti (8/12/2010)
Graupner Concertocopy from Dresden Library (29/11/2010)
2 Vivaldi Concertocopies from Dresden Library (27/11/2010)
New our members page Simon Steinkühler (21/11/2010)
Elaine Fine pieces sheet music download (members-only) (11/21/2010)
New instruments added (11/21/2010)
New CDs added (11/21/2010)
Images from the Evanston Congress (9/19/2010)
Information about the 2010 Congress (4/4/2010)
Viola d'amore Bulletin-Board/Forum on-line (3/22/2010)
New our member page Rafael Roth (2/2010)
New our member page Adriana Zoppo (12/2009)
New free sheetmusic to download (12/2009)
New our members page (Huber) (27/11/2009)
Navigation simplified: entire site (11/2009)
New our members page (Hrubý) (1/11/2009)
New CD (Rônez: Huberty) (7/7/2009)
New Video: Georgi & Miller: Kral (6/19/2009)
New CD (with Telemann Trio) (3/19/2009)
New members page Marianne Rônez (6/19/2009)
Grobe Partita in Scordatura (members-only) (5/26/09)
New Instrument Devin Hough 2009 (5/25/2009)
Newsletters archive completed (members-only) (5/14/09)
New our members page (Schumann & Voigt) (7/4/2009)
New Section: Persons of Note (4/2/09)
New page on Fran Slavik (4/2/09)
New images of image under construction (3/28/09)
New Members page (Jan Matys: 3/28/09)
More old Newsletters scanned (members-only) (3/27/09)
New images from an instrument under construction (8/1/2009)
New CDs (5/1/2009)
New youtube link (5/1/2009)
Ochsenhausen Congress Final Concert music files for download (members-only) (12/31/2008)
Re-designed members-only area (12/31/2008)
Doubled CD listings (12/20/2008)
New "our members" pages (12/20/2008)
New instrument restoration project page (12/20/2008)