2020 Convention in the Clouds

November 13-15, 2020

Join us from wherever you are!

Details to Come

CMSA 2020

Convention in the Cloud(s)

November 13-15, 2020



The Classical Mandolin Society of America invites you to attend the 35th Annual CMSA Convention Friday through Sunday in the Cloud(s). CMSA is going virtual for 2020!

With so many unknowns this year due to COVID-19, we have postponed the convention in San Diego until November 2021. For 2020, stay tuned for more information about our virtual convention. To introduce you to our new format, we’ll also be hosting a mini-event this summer. 


2015 Convention

Open Mic

This year’s open mic will be a bit different, but we want to capture the energy and enthusiasm from our performers and audience. 

Participants will be asked to create a video of their performance, up to 8 minutes long. If you know how to create group performances in today’s environment, we’d love to see those, too.

More information to come! 


Every year CMSA awards a variety of scholarships to mandolinists looking for extra assistance to come to the annual convention. We currently have scholarships for students, and one specifically for second mandolinists. Learn more and apply below.


Help us support our programs and scholarships.

Your dollars will allow us to support the creation of new music for mandolin family instruments and orchestras, build an online library of historic and new mandolin music, support luthiers, and continue our educational goals to provide stimulating and innovative workshops, and support artists from around the world. Your generosity also supports our scholarship and Mando-for-Kids programs, supporting mandolin students.


We invite you to help sponsor our annual convention and to reach out to our members.  Benefits such as ads in the Mandolin Journal and vendor tables allow you to connect with members. Learn more about bronze, silver, and gold levels of sponsorship below.

Ad Space

The official Program of the Annual Convention reaches hundreds of musicians every year. To place an advertisement in our official Program, please indicate this when completing the online registration form (prices and sizing will be indicated). Note that you do not have to attend the convention to place an ad in the Program.