Join and Donate

Welcome! We appreciate your support. NCVS is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization with a mission to serve Northern California Violists through performance, education and viola fun! Join or renew for $20.00 regular members/ $10.00 students.
We are keeping our dues low and encourage members to renew early in the year. Please attend our viola-centered events - you make it happen with your presence and your membership.
Click here to open our membership form: Membership form
Or simply use Paypal to pay your dues/donate.

Take a minute to join or renew your membership and make a donation to our $1000 matching fund drive to benefit the Young Violists Competition 2020.  A generous individual donor who prefers to remain anonymous has challenged us to raise $1000 for expenses surrounding the Young Violists Competition. Won't you help us make the match with a donation of $25 or whatever you can afford, every amount gets us closer to our goal! 
Northern California Viola Society is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in the State of California since November 21, 2014. You can donate directly to the NCVS through the PayPal "Donate" button below. We'll send you a donor acknowledgment letter for your records.



Or email us about other ways you might like to contribute (ncvs@norcalviola.org)



You can help us enhance the musical lives of violists of all ages and levels throughout the Northern California region! Please consider donating to the Northern California Viola Society today.

As the variety of educational workshops, performance events and community-building activities continues to grow - and with our Fourth Annual Young Violists Competition scheduled for March 10, 2020, and a matching grant of $1000 in funding, we need your support more than ever. 

With your contribution of any amount you can support inspiring events and activities throughout the NorCal region, such as:

- the annual NCVS Young Violists Competition - Final Round took place on March 10, 2019, a date for Spring 2020 is in the planning stages
commissioned works for viola from NorCal-based composers
   a) New works composed specifically for the age range and advanced-student level of the Young Violists Competition
   b) Other potential future commissions for solo viola or multiple-viola ensembles.
-ViolaMania! 4.0 - coming in Fall 2019 we return to the Freight & Salvage on Monday November 11. Join us, bring your viola as we revisit our attempt to break the World Record for most violists playing the Telemann Viola Concerto en masse, with a viola-orchestra accompaniment!
-Salons - join us for an afternoon workshop on a topic of interest to violists and viola fanciers, most recently we met May 11th, 2019 in the South Bay for a workshop on Creative Practicing.

-Violas on a Roll - FREE 1-day workshops held in venues throughout Northern California
- Visiting Guest Artist master classes and recitals
- Teacher workshops
- Educational outreach: NCVS members going into the schools to introduce students to the viola and to complement local school music programs

Make a donation in any amount directly to the NCVS today through our handy PayPal button:


Or email us to talk about other ways you might like to contribute (ncvs@norcalviola.org ).

The NCVS is proud to have been, since early 2014, a fiscally-sponsored affiliate of San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, now called InterMusic SF, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the service of chamber music in California. We thank the SFFCM for their generosity and willingness to support us as we worked to complete the federal tax-exemption application process.
Some examples of what your contribution means to us, and what we would offer you in thanks:

$3000 "Platinum"
Underwrite ViolaMANIA!
     * With your support, we could rent a larger hall for our growing audience, afford more publicity and marketing, pay our performers for their time, and reduce the cost of admission to make attendance more affordable for all, especially students and seniors.

$2500 "Gold"
Sponsor a Young Violists Competition
Receive "Naming Rights,"
enjoy a meal with the composer,
VIP treatment at all future NCVS events, and
an autographed World Premiere Live recording of the commissioned work.


Underwrite a Visiting Guest Artist Recital & Master Class
     Receive "Naming Rights,"
up to 10 complimentary tickets for yourself & friends to attend the Recital;
enjoy a meal with the Guest Artist
 and VIP treatment at all future NCVS events

$2000 "Silver"
Underwrite a Visiting Guest Artist Recital (including travel, lodging and performance fees)
     Receive up to 10 complimentary tickets for yourself & friends to attend the Recital;
enjoy a meal with the Guest Artist and VIP treatment at all future NCVS events

$1000 "Ivory"
Sponsor the commission of a new work from a NorCal-based composer
for the NCVS Young Violists Competition
     Receive the commission dedication, enjoy a meal with the composer,
VIP treatment at all future NCVS events,
and an autographed World Premiere Live recording of the commissioned work.


Sponsor a Violas on a Roll workshop in your choice of city or region
     Receive "Naming rights" and VIP treatment at all future NCVS events

$500 "Mother of Pearl"
 Sponsor a Local Guest Artist Master Class, or a Teacher Workshop
Receive "Naming Rights," our deepest appreciation and 
VIP treatment at all future NCVS events

Underwrite travel costs for Visiting Guest Artists
Enjoy a meal with the Guest Artist, 
a pair of complimentary tickets to their performance, 
and VIP treatment at all future NCVS events

Sponsor an NCVS website update by a professional designer
Sponsor the filming and post-production of ViolaMANIA!
Sponsor the production of 100 NCVS T-shirts!

$250 "Ebony"
Sponsor a 1 hour educational outreach program 
presented by a fun & friendly team of professional NCVS members 
at a school, library, community center, church, or other local venue
Have a say in where the outreach happens; Join us to watch the NCVS team in action; enjoy a meal with the team following the presentation and VIP treatment at all future NCVS events

Underwrite hall rental fees for a Guest Artist Recital, Master Class or Workshop
Receive up to four complimentary tickets to the Recital and VIP treatment forevermore.
Sponsor our annual tax accountant!
Sponsor the production of 100 NCVS tote bags!

$150 "Maple"
Sponsor the production of 1000 NCVS pencils!

$100 "Spruce"
Sponsor travel & food costs for Violas on a Roll
Sponsor sheet music copying costs for Violas on a Roll or ViolaMANIA
Underwrite the cost of maintaining our website for 10 years!

$50 "Rosewood"
Sponsor the rental fees for an evening event or rehearsal 
at Musicians Union Local 6 in downtown SF!

$20 "Boxwood"
Sponsor the reordering of NCVS checks from our bank, San Mateo Credit Union!

So what are you waiting for?