Co-authored by Teresa Ryan, Patrick O’Malley, Aldo Glean, Joseph Vignola, and John Judge. This article was published in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 132.5 (Nov. 2012), pp. 3494–3501. This paper presented a study of the vibration patterns of a Caribbean steelpan drum, measured using a unique 5-axis laser vibrometry system developed at CUA. The system measures vibration of the test specimen using a laser beam that can be steered to strike the target at any location and from any angle, enable reconstruction of the complete vibration pattern of the object.