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The VMAAI Annual Convention

The Violin Makers Association of Arizona International

Announces

2017 Competition & Convention in Tucson, Arizona

October 10-13th, 2017


Violin Makers Association of Arizona, International (VMAAI) is a non-profit, educational organization founded in 1958 to encourage and develop the art of violin making. As the oldest violin making association in the United States, the VMAAI   boasts members from all 50 states and many foreign countries. Violin makers, both accomplished and novice, including others interested in the art of violin making, are encouraged to join and participate in the various activities of the group.
Plans continue to unfold for making the 2017 VMAAI Convention & Competition a memorable event. This year is our “First in a long time”  Bow Competition.

Check out our competition rules for details.

For information about this site, contact:

Don Lenker, Webmaster

The tone competition is in an open room where the makers and others interested can listen to the instruments being played by the judges.


Some of the 2012 tone judging can be seen on the following videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qt3zkTF0qEg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8qkRpPS3rU


The VMAAI face book page can be reached with the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/VMAAI-violin-makers-1402029363372124/?fref=ts

The Convention will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton Tucson Airport, from October 10 – 13th, 2017.  This is beautiful motel described in the following website: http://www.fourpointstucsonairport.com/

Bow Competition Catagories:

 Violin

 Viola

 Cello


Instrument Competition Catagories

 Violin–Steel String

 Violin–Synthetic String

 Viola

 Cello