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.

With the health and safety of our participants, and of the Oberlin Community in mind, the 2020 Oberlin violin makers workshop was canceled due to the covid-19 pandemic. We have every hope that the workshop will continue in 2021.


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.

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