2021 CMSA Convention
The Classical Mandolin Society of America and your host, the San Diego Mandolin Orchestra, invite you to attend the 35th Annual CMSA Convention, in San Diego, California Wednesday afternoon through Sunday noon (with pre-convention workshops beginning Tuesday evening) at the Crowne Plaza San Diego.
Following the option of pre-convention workshops beginning Tuesday evening, the convention kicks off on Wednesday afternoon with a set of workshops and the first En Masse Orchestra rehearsal with returning conductor Dr. Jim Bates, followed by the Welcome Party in the evening. Evening concerts featuring our guest performers and our host orchestra will take place on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. You can also look forward to open mic concerts, daily workshops on classical and non-classical topics, and late night sight reading and other ‘jams’. Friday includes our Gala banquet and raffle. The general CMSA membership meeting is Sunday morning, a last chance to spend time with bleary-eyed sore fingered friends.
Prices are $300 for those playing in the EnMasse Orchestra or $260 for non-playing members. Discounts of $50 are offered prior to the early-bird deadline.