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2020 Convention in San Diego

CMSA 2020 Convention in San Diego, California  The dates are set for the 2020 CMSA Convention in San Diego, California. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 11 - Sunday, November 15th with preconvention workshops on Tuesday, November 10.

2020-2022 Election Results

Your CMSA Nominating Committee, Joane Rylander, Tarisa Tognetti, and Sue Lesser, developed a slate of  candidates for two open positions to serve three-year terms on the CMSA Board of Directors. The committee sought nominees through convention announcements, our...

2019 EnMasse Orchestra Music

Convention EnMasse Orchestra Music now available!Convention EnMasse Orchestra Music now available! Visit the 2019 Convention page for information about the pieces and how to access your sheet music parts. Early bird registration rates are in effect, so register now!

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...