American Viola Society
- Existence: 1971-
The American Viola Society was founded in 1971 and is an organization for violists and musicians.
The American Viola Society is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and is an organization that encourages excellence in performance, pedagogy, research, composition, and lutherie among musicians by fostering communication between violists of all skill-levels and backgrounds. It was founded in 1971 by Myron Rosenblum. The Society currently sponsors the Primrose International Viola Competition, which was founded by David Dalton in 1979, in honor of the violist William Primrose. They also offer many other servies to members and violists worldwide, including other competitions, the Journal of the American Viola Society, and other publications and resources.
Citation:The American Viola Society website, via WWW, Aug. 16, 2019 (founded in 1971 by Myron Rosenblum; society for violists and viola research; includes the Primrose International Viola Competition in honor of the violist William Primrose which was founded by David Dalton in 1979)
Wikipedia, via WWW, Aug. 16, 2019 (headquarted in Dallas, TX; organization that encourages excellence in performance, pedagogy, research, composition, and lutherie among all violists; offers other services and competitions including Journal of the American Viola Society)
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
American and International Viola Societies' records, 1983-2002
This series contains correspondence, articles, surveys, suggestions, publishing, graphics, board meeting minutes, and other materials concerning the Journal of the American VIola Society when Dalton was the editor, the American VIola Society and the International Viola Society when Dalton was the President of those organizations, 1983-2002.
David Dalton papers
David Dalton audio recordings, 1954-2000
This series contains audio tapes of performances, interviews, and other recorded material of David Dalton, 1954-2000.
Dwight R. Pounds papers
Collection contains the correspondence of Dwight Pounds and various prominent violists. It also contains viola scores and manuscripts, records from the American Viola Society and the Congresses of the International Viola Society, and Dwight Pounds' personal papers, 1992-2011.