About the New York Viola Society
The New York Viola Society includes
among its members noted professional violists, teachers, students,
amateurs, viola and bow makers, repairers and dealers, and friends
of music. Each year NYVS presents a series of concerts with programs
of depth and imagination, offering new and rarely heard works along
with more standard repertoire. Through our concert
series, Scholarship Program
and other activities, NYVS seeks to provide opportunities for performance
and study by violists as well as encourage a better understanding
of the viola by local concert audiences and the public.
The New York Viola Society was founded in 1992 by Rosemary Glyde
(1949-1994), her colleagues and others who shared her interest and
vision. From its beginning, NYVS has sought:
to serve violists, professional and amateur, in the greater
New York area;
to celebrate the talents and the lives of performing violists,
teachers of the viola, composers of music for the viola, makers
of violas and viola bows, and colleagues of related disciplines,
to provide a forum for violists and scholars, amateurs and friends
to enhance the image and status of the viola as a solo, chamber,
and orchestral instrument;
to popularize the viola as a solo instrument through performance,
commissioning and recording works for the viola;
to assist young violists through scholarship and outreach in
to further these goals through publications and archival collection.
We are able to carry on our activities because of our members and
their annual dues and donations. Planning and operations are carried
out by the volunteers who act as our officers and form our executive
board. It is through their generosity and hard work that we are
able to present our concerts, recitals and other activities, and
offer our Scholarship Program.
Learn more about NYVS membership.
Officers and executive board members.
President: Ann Roggen
Vice Presidents: William Salchow
Secretary: Nancy Dunetz
Treasurer: Rebecca Osborn
Executive Board members:
Madeline Blum Benhabib
If you would like to participate in any of our activities, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.