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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CMSA Convention 2024
Rochester, New York
October 30-November 3, 2024

Passing of Joyce Adams

It is with heavy hearts that the members of the Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra announce the passing of one of its most influential and longest-serving members, Joyce Adams. Joyce was the right hand of BMO founder and director Conrad Gebelein when he resurrected the...

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CMSA New Board Members 2024-2026

Your Board of Directors just voted unanimously to accept the slate of nominees presented by its Nominating Committee. Outgoing board President Susan McLaughlin is excited to announce the following individuals will serve on the CMSA BOD in the following capacities for...

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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!


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.