**This issue will receive bonus distribution at Summer NAMM**

Special Focus: Contemporary Instruments & Bows

  • Carbon Fiber Innovations
  • A Guide to Your First VSA Competition
  • Choosing Whom to Pattern Your Instrument After

Features & Departments

  • 5 Minutes with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter
  • Q&A with Music Director Marin Alsop
  • First Person: A Case of Mistaken Identity
  • Trio Oreade & Their Stradivaris
  • Jasminfire
  • Caroline Shaw & the Attaca Quartet
  • Yamaha’s Latest Student Violin
  • On My Music Stand: Laura van der Heijden
  • Rep Prep: Lalo Cello
  • My Studio by fiddler Megan Chowning
  • State & Studio: A Freelance Survival Guide to Las Vegas Gigs
  • For the Record: Philippe Graffin
  • In Print: Sarate & More
  • Shop Talk: Antoine Nedelec

Key Dates:

  • Advertising reservations due by March 15, 2019
  • Advertising materials due by March 22, 2019
  • Issue on sale May 7, 2019
*subject to change