Welcome to the Classical Mandolin Society of America!

Registration is now open for the 2016 CMSA convention in Valley Forge, PA!

The Classical Mandolin Society of America is North America’s only organization promoting and nurturing the art of classical mandolin playing and the mandolin family of instruments. Founded in 1986, the CMSA has been dedicated to the advancement of the mandolin in performance and music composition, for both small groups and Mandolin Orchestras.

Annual Convention

The Mandolin Society of Philadelphia welcomes you to historic Valley Forge for the 30th annual CMSA convention.

Join Us!

Membership gives you access to, and makes you part of, the international mandolin community.

Convention registration discounts end soon

To everyone who would like to register for the upcoming CMSA convention: note that early registration discounts are ending on October 12! Sign up by October 11th to take advantage of the discount rates. Learn more about the upcoming convention...

Important convention updates

The annual convention is fast approaching and our hosts in Philadelphia have been busy! For those of you who are still planning to register, note that registration fees increase after October 11. Wanted: Raffle Donations for 2016 Convention! We encourage everyone to...

Convention Field Trip Alert!

Philadelphia is home to Vintage Instruments, America’s “largest and most eclectic shop specializing in vintage and antique acoustic musical instruments.” If there is sufficient interest, the convention’s host committee may arrange a “field trip” to Vintage Instruments...