International Viola Society
The International Viola Society (founded 1968) is a world-wide, non-profit organization that governs and supports national and regional organized groups of violists, and continues to promote the ever-increasing standards of excellence in viola performance.
The International Viola Society is dedicated to supporting research in the history of viola, including its performers, makers, teachers, and composers. It largely supports the Primrose International Viola Archive at Brigham Young University by facilitating the exchange and availability of materials to its members.
The International Viola Society has held annual congresses since 1973 with a hiatus between 1975 and 1999. Through these congresses the building of new, high quality instruments and bows have been encouraged, as well as the development of a new viola repertoire through performance and competitions sponsored by the International Viola Society.
The Society has chapters throughout the world.
Citation:International Viola Society, July 20, 2011: (non-profit; governs and supports violists; promotes standards of excellence; supports research; supports PIVA; held annual congresses since 1973; encourages building of instruments and development of new rep.)
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.