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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Convention News…

The ‘in-person’ 2021 Convention in San Diego has ben cancelled. Stay tuned for details and registration for a fully virtual convention in November. We know that many of you have been eagerly awaiting the opening of registration for our annual convention in San Diego...

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CMSA 2020 Election Results

The CMSA board has voted to elect the following incumbents by acclamation in accordance with the bylaws as presented at the 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Membership. Following are the elected members and their offices. President: Susan McLaughlin Vice President:...

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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.

Honors and Awards

CMSA honors individuals who have made contributions to classical mandolin.

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.