Posted on January 11, 2010August 20, 2021 by Dale Phillips Letter: Michigan Violin Makers Letter: Michigan Violin Makers by Scott Tribby, Treasurer, Michigan Violinmakers Association Originally published in American Lutherie #33, 1993 Dear Sir: The Michigan Violinmakers Association began informally in 1989, and in the spring of 1992 incorporated as a Michigan nonprofit corporation. Our members include those of us in the trade, amateur makers, and those just beginning to learn violinmaking or repair. We meet quarterly to exchange information and ideas on violinmaking and violins, tools, and other areas of interest. At each meeting there is a technical presentation, and the opportunity to view and play new instruments and the occasional important older violin. The quarterly newsletter is published the first of each meeting month.