Call for Nominations

Four officer and two board member positions are expiring at the end of 2017.  Click below to learn more about the open positions and nominate someone!

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Nell Wilson Pond

This picture picture was taken in Orange, Texas around 1900. My grandmother was a talented musician who played piano, gave voice lessons as well as playing violin and mandolin. She was a featured performer at the Orange  Opera House, provided piano...

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Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra

This photo is of the Bonne Amie Musical Circle (now the Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra), the oldest fretted-instrument music organization in the United States, in 1908. (received 4-2016) Who were they? Known and Unknown Mandolin Ensemble Photos From The...

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CMSA 2018: November 14 – 18 in Santa Rosa

The Aurora Mandolin Orchestra, the Gravenstein Mandolin Ensemble and the San Francisco Mandolin Orchestra are pleased to host the 2018 CMSA Convention in Santa Rosa, CA.

Join or Renew Now!

CMSA memberships run annually from January to December.  Now is the perfect time to join or renew to get the most out of your membership.  Membership gives you access to the Mandolin Journal, member-only features of the website, and more..

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


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.


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.


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.