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The Southern Violin Association announces its first “MAKERS COMPETITION” which will take place April 20-24, 2017.   This is open to violins only.   The venue for this event will be at a conference facility in Black Mountain, North Carolina, about 15 miles east of the city of Asheville.

·        Violins must be less than 5 years old

·        Must not have received any previous awards

·        There will be a NOVICE award for a maker that has not yet completed more than 10 instruments

·        There will be a special award for a high-scoring violin by a maker from one of the states identified in our logo.

·        This competition is open to the public, but to participate, you will need to be, or become, a member of the association.

·        More than one violin may be entered, acceptance of a second instrument will depend on the total number of entrants.

Rules and Application may be obtained from David Chandler, President, Southern Violin Association via email at davidwchandler@outlook.com or by writing to David Chandler, 201 Riverlinks Drive, Burnsville, NC 28714 USA.

 

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Confirmed judges for workmanship include

 

Chris Germain, past President VSA

 

and Kelvin Scott.  Kelvin is a multi-gold winner at the VSA and Bronze at the Trienniel at Cremona.  

 

Tone judging will be headed by Pablo Alfaro, and members of the Charlotte Symphony.

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  • 5 months later...

We've finally nailed down our venue for the upcoming Southern Violin Association   Maker's Converence.

 

The venue is the Wildacres Retreat/convention center in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the small (very) village of Little Switzerland, about 60 miles out of Asheville,North Carolina.

 

Check-in time is Thursday evening with instruments, Friday morning without.  Friday and Saturday will be presentations while the competition is going on (pay no attention to that man behind the curtain).    An awards dinner on Saturday, and Checkout is Sunday morning.   

 

We have available 20 double rooms, and the cost to attend would be SVA membership fee of $50, plus $100 if there's an instrument, and for the first 40 attendees, they can stay on-site for $275 which covers 3 nights and 8 meals.  No TV, no phone, no in ternet, we're dedicating our time to violin making only!    

 

Our website will have more details, along with application and rules.  Its violins only this time, perhaps next time we'll expand that to all instruments.  This is about as much learning curve as we can stand though, being our first time to venture into the competition business.

 

Nearest airport is Asheville, next Tri-cities, and then Charlotte.

 

you can reach me by PM and give me your email, and I'll email information to you.

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Southern Violin Association is holding its first violin makers' competition April 20-23 in Little Switzerland, North Carolina.  We've been advertising this in STRAD, and sending out mailers to lots of folks, but for those of you that have not heard, and you're interested, you can visit our website at http://southernviolinassociation.com.   You'll find a link to the Competitions page, with rules, application, etc.  As of now, we have about 35 persons attending and 35 instruments that plan to be entered.  Its violins only,

UDGING STAFF INCLUDES:

  1. CHRISTOPHER GERMAIN, PAST PRESIDENT, VIOLIN SOCIETY OF AMERICA and DIRECTOR OF THE OBERLIN SUMMER VIOLIN-MAKING WORKSHOPS

  2. JOHN MONTGOMERY, a consultant and advisor to the collections of classical stringe
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  3. MULTIPLE GOLD MEDAL (VSA) WINNER KELVIN SCOTT

  4. PROFESSIONAL VIOLINISTS FROM THE CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY

  5. SOUTHERN VIOLIN ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBER PABLO ALFARO

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