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The Classical Mandolin Society of America invites you to our CMSA Convention in the Cloud(s) 2.0, beginning on Friday November 12 and wrapping up on Sunday the 14th. While the platform is virtual this year, the quality of the performers, workshop presenters, and...

En Masse Music now available

En Masse music for the 2021 Convention in the Clouds is now availalable. The Virtual En Masse Orchestra will perform Connected by Andre Herteux and Huapango Criolla (movement #3 of the Suite Mexicana) by Eduardo Angulo. Once you register for the convention, you will...

Convention News…

The ‘in-person’ 2021 Convention in San Diego has ben cancelled. Stay tuned for details and registration for a fully virtual convention in November. We know that many of you have been eagerly awaiting the opening of registration for our annual convention in San Diego...

CMSA 2020 Election Results

The CMSA board has voted to elect the following incumbents by acclamation in accordance with the bylaws as presented at the 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Membership. Following are the elected members and their offices. President: Susan McLaughlin Vice President:...

Thank you!

More than 225 CMSA members attended the virtual Convention in the Cloud(s) November 13-15, 2020. While we all missed gathering in person, the virtual platform was the next best thing. Hope you had a great time, connecting with our guest artists, workshop and Spotlight...

San Diego Singing Strings Mandolin Orchestra

San Diego Singing Strings Mandolin Orchestra

Formal photo (circa 1979) served as jacket imagery on the premier LP (33 RPM) album recorded and cut by the orchestra.  Known then as The Singing Strings; est. 1968, senior conductor Victor De Guide (2nd row, far right).  Weekly adult education music class practice...