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 alike;
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 schools;
to further these goals through publications and archival collection.
The New York Viola Society welcomes all lovers of music and of the Viola.
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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.
Find out information about our Officers, Board Members and Founding Members.
President: Christine Ims
Vice Presidents: Ann Roggen, Bill Salchow
Secretary: Nancy Dunetz
Treasurer: Rebecca Osborn
Executive Board members:
If you would like to participate in any of our activities, please contact:
Chris Ims: (201) 837-9196 or
Ann Roggen: (212) 724-1999
or any member of the NYVS Board.
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