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. Read more about us.

Call for Nominations

The following three (3) Board of Directors’ terms expire at the end of 2016: Lucille Bjorneby Kevin Metzger Dave Cohen Our current by-laws state “The corporation shall be managed by the Board of Directors which shall consist of seven (7) members and the President,...

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For Sale: 1923 Gibson Mandobass

My father, Herman von Bernewitz, had a great collection of Gibson Mandolins, Mandolas, Mandocellos and 3 Mandobasses. I am now moving with my family to Australia, and would like to sell the 1923 Gibson Mandobass. There were only 200 Mandobasses made by Gibson.  It is...

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Announcing CMSA 2017

October 25 – 29, 2017

We are excited to announce CMSA 2017 in Milwaukee, WI!  Check back soon for more details.

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.