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Happy 100th Birthday Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:30 pm Post subject: Happy Birthday, Harold Hayslett Celebrated his 100th birthday yesterday, Dec 26. He's a resident of Charleston, WVA. After retiring as a plumber/steamfitter in 1980 he began making violins, and became a well respected cello maker. In the 1990s he was awarded a Gold Medal for Cello tone from the ViolinSociety of America. This fall, he donated nearly his entire shop inventory of partially completed instruments, parts, plates, wood, tools, to the Southern Violin Association. A large part of the collection can be seen at https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AN1D02eul9dOJbY&v=photos&id=72ABB1F447C6888D%2112911&cid=72ABB1F447C6888D Some of the nicenst items will be offered for auction at the SVA annual meeting and conference April 19-21 in Little Switzerland, NC. The remainder will be auctioned on Ebay afterward. If you want to be added to our mailing list (Southern Violin Association), or if you'd like to see a particular item or group put on ebay, please email me at email@example.com
We're putting on our annual meeting this year at the University of Georgia's School of Music at Athens Georgia on the weekend of April 23-24. Guest speakers currently lined up are Jerry Pasewicz (discussing bow rehair) and Pablo Alfaro (setup and bridge cutting). Chris Germain was scheduled to discuss an upcoming book on the American Violin, but just informed me he couldn't attend. I have room for, and need one more presenter. Maybe 2. Last year, we held our meeting at Beauvinci Violins in Alpharetta, Georgia, and had 37 attendees, with standing room only, that's why we're moving it to ehe University of Georgia, and expanding it through Sunday morning for those interested in staying an extra half day for one-on-one with more experienced makers doing critiques on workmanship and tone as well. We are a tax-exempt organization, we appreciate volunteers, but for the right person, we may be able to help a little with expenses getting to/from. Any Ideas?