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Nell Wilson Pond

Nell Wilson Pond

This picture picture was taken in Orange, Texas around 1900. My grandmother was a talented musician who played piano, gave voice lessons as well as playing violin and mandolin. She was a featured performer at the Orange  Opera House, provided piano...

Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra

Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra

This photo is of the Bonne Amie Musical Circle (now the Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra), the oldest fretted-instrument music organization in the United States, in 1908. (received 4-2016) Who were they? Known and Unknown Mandolin Ensemble Photos From The...

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,...

Masterclass with Julien Martineau

For the 2017 convention, CMSA is bringing back the Masterclass format.  This activity will take place on the morning of Wednesday, October 25th, and may expand into the afternoon. Participants will need to prepare well in advance for this activity.  Your performance...

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