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Wanted: Old Convention Programs

CMSA would like to hear from anyone who has a copy of the convention Program from 1997 (Louisville) or 2007 (Sarasota).  Please contact David Carroll if you can provide us with a program from either year.  David is currently scanning all the old CMSA Programs, and locating these two years would complete the set.  Eventually, this historical material will all be uploaded to our website.

Victor Kioulaphides, CMSA 2017 Composer-in-Residence

The Classical Mandolin Society of America is pleased to host Victor Kioulaphides as the composer-in-residence for the 2017 convention October 25-29 in Milwaukee. At the Saturday evening concert, the convention’s 150+ member En Masse Orchestra will perform music...

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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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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.


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