The United States Library of Congress has selected the VCS website for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the Professional Organizations for Performing Arts Web Archive. The VCS website is considered an important part of this collection and the historical record.

The Library will make this collection available to researchers at Library facilities and by special arrangement. The Library may also make the collection available more broadly by hosting the collection on the Library's public access website no earlier than one year after our archiving has been completed.


Professional organizations particularly prominent in this web archive are those of instrumental and vocal performance organizations, associations for performing arts educators, and trade guilds for instrument technicians and music publishers. Other organizations with strong representation in this collection serve performing arts librarians, archivists, and historians. The unions and advocacy groups represent interests of musicians, actors, dancers, choreographers, designers, playwrights, composers, songwriters, librettists, and theater production staff.


The breadth of this web archive is an opportunity for users to discover the interrelated nature of professional performing arts organizations, such as common missions, leadership, geographical areas served, collaborative projects, outreach initiatives, and hierarchical affiliations. The variety of organizations in this collection also invites research and appreciation of other disciplines, such as education, technology, and labor.

The Library of Congress preserves important cultural artifacts and provides enduring access to them. The Library's traditional functions, acquiring, cataloging, preserving and serving collection materials of historical importance to foster education and scholarship, extend to digital materials, including websites. Our web archives are important because they contribute to the historical record, capturing information that could otherwise be lost. 

Stay Tuned for Upcoming Events!

The Violoncello Society of New York is very pleased to announce the donation of its extensive archive to the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections & University Archives at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Included in the VCS archive are additional materials from the American Cello Council dating back to the 1930’s. VCS President, Kate Dillingham states,

“It is a wonderful moment in the society’s history for the archive to have a permanent home. Our long legacy of cello playing and musical culture in the United States is now available for cellists and cello enthusiasts throughout the world to experience through photographs, documents, programs, and memorabilia. I look forward to working with Stacey Krim to feature items of interest from the archive for all to enjoy.”

It is the mission of the Violoncello Society of New York (VCS) to promote the art of cello playing in the United States, provide a common meeting ground for professional and amateur cellists, promote interest in the cello as a solo instrument, provide opportunity of performances for artist and composer, develop a broader and more mature understanding of the art of the cello, and further the members’ artistic development. VCS organizes and hosts events that enrich the community and advance the art of cello playing. Among the membership, past and present, is some of the greatest cello-talent in the United States and worldwide. The collection includes the business papers of the society, correspondence, and recordings dating back to the organization’s founding in 1956. The collection is now part of the UNCG Cello Music Collection, which is dedicated to acquiring, preserving, and making accessible cello music collections for research and learning. The UNCG Cello Music Collection contains the archives of two past presidents of the society, János Scholz and Bernard Greenhouse, and past vice-president, Nicholas Anderson. The VCS is now open to researchers by appointment for the 2020 Fall semester. If you are interested in accessing this collection or learning more about the UNCG Cello Music Collection, please contact Stacey Krim (   

Stay Tuned for Upcoming Events!

Past Events

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The Violoncello Society of New York, in a special arrangement with European Music Institute Vienna, 

is pleased to announce an online presentation of master course with 

Miklós Perényi, Cello

August 9-13

Under the auspices of the Violoncello Society of New York, cellist Thomas Mesa will participate in the Miklós Perényi master course and perform in the final concert.

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