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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Membership Changes

Your CMSA membership anniversary date will now be when you join CMSA. If you are already a member, you don’t need to do anything—except renew when your membership is about to expire! CMSA now has a new membership option: Five years for the price of four. Get a 20%...

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2020 Convention in San Diego

CMSA 2020 Convention in San Diego, California  The dates are set for the 2020 CMSA Convention in San Diego, California. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 11 - Sunday, November 15th with preconvention workshops on Tuesday, November 10.

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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.

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.