Welcome to the Classical Mandolin Society of America!

North America’s only organization promoting and nurturing the art of classical mandolin playing and the mandolin family of instruments.

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Thank you!

More than 225 CMSA members attended the virtual Convention in the Cloud(s) November 13-15, 2020. While we all missed gathering in person, the virtual platform was the next best thing. Hope you had a great time, connecting with our guest artists, workshop and Spotlight...

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San Diego Singing Strings Mandolin Orchestra

Formal photo (circa 1979) served as jacket imagery on the premier LP (33 RPM) album recorded and cut by the orchestra.  Known then as The Singing Strings; est. 1968, senior conductor Victor De Guide (2nd row, far right).  Weekly adult education music class practice...

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Mandolin Journal

Read current and past issues of the Mandolin Journal online.

Previous Conventions

Photos and performances from previous CMSA conventions.

Music Libraries

Access sheet music from the Starter and Nakano music libraries.

Video Library

View instructional videos created especially for CMSA members.

Manage Account

Manage your account and edit your profile.

Member Directory

Find and connect with members in your area.

Mandolin Orchestras of the Past

See historic photos of mandolin ensembles.

The Classical Mandolin Society of America invites you to join our organization!

Community

Membership gives you access to, and makes you part of, the international mandolin community. It provides an opportunity to meet great players, teachers and kindred spirits and to gain life-long friends. Participating will help you grow as a musician.

Conventions

The CMSA hosts an annual fall convention at a different location in North America each year. This is a chance for members to meet, exchange ideas, and perform. It’s an opportunity to learn from and be inspired by leading professionals.

Communications

Receive the quarterly Mandolin Journal with news, informative articles and reviews. Gain full access to all areas of the CMSA website, including valuable member-only features such as music downloads and classified ad postings.