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Are you a mandola or mandocello player but don't want to cart your instrument to Santa Rosa?  There will be at least one mandola and mandocello available to be borrowed for use in the en masse orchestra. We know that the airlines can make large instrument transport...

Convention Room Shares

Are you looking for a room-mate to share the expense of a hotel room? Provide your name to Carol Ginsburg at and she will try to match you with other individuals who are also looking for a room-mate.

2018 CMSA Board Elections

Your CMSA Nominating Committee, Lou Chouinard, Joane Rylander, Sue Lesser, and Susan McLaughlin, has been working since the convention in Milwaukee to bring the membership a slate of candidates to serve three-year terms on the CMSA Board of Directors. The committee...

Year in Japan!

CMSA has been contacted by a casting director for Universal Studios Japan in Osaka, Japan: They are producing a show based on three violinists playing classical and pop music; for 2018, they are adding a Mandolinist and a Shimisen...

Convention News

Thanks to the Milwaukee host committee and Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra for a great 2017 convention at a great place on a great lake! Save the date for November 14-18, 2018 in Santa Rosa, California, hosted by the Gravenstein Mandolin Ensemble.

Convention Room Shares

Looking for a roommate for the 2017 CMSA Convention?  Donna from the convention host committee in Milwaukee has kindly volunteered to help match up people looking for room shares at the convention hotel. To find your new roommate, just pop on over to our Contact form,...

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