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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Ivers Mandolin Orchestra

This picture was take in 1921, probably in Adams, Massachusetts, and shows my great-grandfather Joseph Ivers (center), great-grandmother Mary Ivers (center holding the Gibson F-4), and several other relatives including my grandfather, and several...

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Toledo Mandolin Group

Photo taken on Vance Street in Toledo, OH, 1907 The mandolin player is Mr. Dobek, the uke player's identity is unknown (Editor: I believe it's actually a classical guitar.). Four of the others are my uncles on my mom's side of the family. The rest are...

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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.

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.