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2019 Convention News

CMSA 2019 Convention in Normal, Illinois Excited about the upcoming convention in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois? The convention will be held October 9 through 13 at the at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. Find out more information as it...

Election Results for 2019-2021 Term

We are please to announce the incoming board members at large for the 2019-2021 term. Dr. Jim Bates, CMSA En Masse Orchestra conductor for many years, has been re-elected for another term. While on the board, he has been active with several of the CMSA educational...

The Mandolin and the art of the right hand

The Mandolin and the art of the right hand

During the Convention in Santa Rosa, Dorina Frati referenced a book  titled “The Mandolin and the Art of the Right Hand”, recently written by one of her students, Maria Grazia Criscenzo. Dorina recommended this book for both teachers and students, saying that it was...

Contribute to Radim Zenkl’s Rebuilding Fund

Thanks to those of you who contributed through the CMSA Fund for Radim. If you have not already contributed, you can do so through the Go Fund Me site set up for Radim. Radim Zenkl lost his home in Paradise, California in the recent fires. Radim was on tour and no one...

2018 EnMasse Music Available Now!

Music for all pieces the EnMasse Orchestra will play at the 2018 CMSA Convention is now available to convention attendees. Videos of the pieces are available on the full post. To access the music for your part, from the menu at the top, click Sign-in. You will see a...

Nominations are Open

Would you like to serve on the CMSA Board of Directors? Nominations are open for three CMSA board member positions, each for three-year terms from January 2019 through December 2021. If you have are interested, please email Joane Rylander at...

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