Oberlin Violin Makers Workshop

Raising the level of Violin Making

The Oberlin Violin Makers Workshop is an annual two-week, intensive, graduate level program for professional violin makers. Participants are active in the profession and are expected to have completed a 4 year violin making program or the equivalent.


Lectures, demonstrations, large and small meetings, and hands-on construction of group projects, individual work and  informal discussions.

Learning from each other at the Oberlin Violin Makers Workshop
David Gusset sharing his knowledge

Creating a continuing legacy for violin makers

Archives are assembled through independent research and participant contributions .

Group Projects

Instruments are cooperatively built to support the Oberlin Workshop.