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CAS Forum of the
Violin Society of America

Catgut Acoustical Society

The CAS brings together researchers in musical acoustics, violin makers, composers, string players, and lovers of the music they make. One of our primary interests is the application of scientific principles to the construction of instruments in the violin family.

Introduction to the CAS
A general introduction to the CAS Forum and what we're about

CAS joins VSA
The CAS joined the Violin Society of America in 2004 as the CAS Forum

CAS Journal - NEW - Full text of Newsletters and Journals now available ONLINE!
Information about and from the CAS Journal, including the Table of Contents (some including abstracts) of recent Journals, as well as a Journal Index . The Final Issue was published in May 2004 (Vol. 5, No. 1 ). Since the merger, the VSA Journal - Papers replaces it as a refereed journal.

Research Articles and Books
CAS research articles and books of interest to the field

The Catgut Acoustic Society Library (CASL) Web pages in the Musical Acoustics Research Library (MARL) at the Stanford University Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA)

Information about VSA/Oberlin Workshops and Acoustics Conferences
Information about Meetings, Workshops, and Seminars related to Acoustics and Musical Instruments, as well as archives of past CAS-sponsored conferences

People at the CAS
Information about Carleen Maley Hutchins, our Officers and Trustees

Membership Information
Information about membership and fees.

The Violin Octet - now reorganized as the New Violin Family Association (NVFA)
Based on acoustical research, a new family of violin-based instruments was developed, which provide a set of acoustically balanced instruments in graduated sizes that span the musical range. After Carleen Hutchins death in 2009, the NVFA merged with the Hutchins Consort.

Other Internet Links
Other Interesting Violin/Acoustics Internet Sites
For general information regarding the CAS, please contact:
CAS Forum
The Violin Society of America
14070 Proton Rd., Suite 100, LB 9
Dallas, TX 75244-3601
Tel: 972-233-9107
email: office@vsaweb.org (for office/membership queries)

For general/research queries, please contact: vandekopple@fordham.edu

Send all comments/suggestions to vandekopple@fordham.edu