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Have you visited CMSA’s new video library yet?  Take a look at our first addition, “The Care and Feeding of the Modern Mandolin Orchestra” created by Beverly and Mark Davis.

Announcing the 2017 Convention Guest Artists

Mark your calendars—October 25-29—for the 2017 CMSA convention, hosted by the Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra. CMSA is excited to present guest artists Julien Martineau and Alon Sariel, with composer-in-residence Victor Kioulaphides and conductor Jim Bates. The Wednesday...

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Dhango Rinehart’s Nuages for Mando Orchestra?

I was recently appointed the chair of the music committee of the New York Mandolin Orchestra. One of our members expressed an interest in Dhango Rinehart's Nuages. It could actually be an interesting  selection for the orchestra especially since we have a few...

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Election Results

Congratulations to Nancy King on being elected to a 3-year term (2017-2019) and to Dave Cohen on being re-elected to the board for  1-year term.  Both are looking forward to serving on the board.  We also want to thank outgoing board member Kevin Metzger for his contributions.

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CMSA 2017: October 25 – 29

This year’s convention will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Milwaukee, WI, featuring guest artists Julien Martineau and Alon Sariel along with composer-in-residence Victor Kioulaphides and Dr. Jim Bates conducting.

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.