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2006 Classical Mandolin Society of America Convention

By Mandolin Cafe
October 5, 2006 - 10:15 pm

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Classical Mandolin Society of America

Classical Mandolin Society of America

The 2006 Classical Mandolin Convention will be held in Louisville, Kentucky, October 18-22, 2006 and hosted by the Louisville Mandolin Orchestra.

In celebration of the CMSA's 20th anniversary and the success the organization has had on elevating the standard of classical mandolin playing in North America, the 2006 spotlight will be turned on our own members. Performance opportunities will be given to CMSA members and ensembles to showcase their talents in a variety of homegrown concerts and workshops.

Highlights of this year's convention:
2006 Enmasse Orchestra
Dr. Jim Bates
Louisville Mandolin Orchestra
Atlanta Mandolin Orchestra
Mandolin Consumer's Survey
Valentine Abt Tribute
Gala Banquet
Gala Concert at the Memorial Auditorium
5th Annual CMSA Classical Mandolin Championship
3rd Annual Mandolin Instructor's Workshop (Oct. 17-18)
WUOL Concert Webcast

Pre-Convention Activities:
Be part of the CMSA's Mandolin Instructor's Training Seminar and learn how to teach mandolin, or improve/sharpen your instructing skills by participating in our Mandolin Instructors Program Seminar starting at 4:00 p.m. the day before the convention (Tuesday, October 17, 2006), and finishing Wednesday morning before regular Convention registration begins. The seminar will be held at the Convention site (the Brown Hotel). The seminar will run 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, with a one hour dinner break, and reconvene from 8:00 a.m. to Noon Wednesday morning. You can fly in Tuesday morning and still attend without adding more than one additional night to your hotel stay. Dr. Jim Bates will teach this seminar.

The seminar is a separate charge $40 per student to attend both Tuesday and Wednesday sessions. We will not limit the number of students, but please make your reservations early so that Toni has a head count for copying training materials. The Mandolin Instructors Program seminar will be one you won't want to miss if you have any aspirations for teaching the Mandolin family instruments!

Hotel Information:
The Brown, A Camberley Hotel
335 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202
502-583-1234 (phone)
502-561-8443 (fax)

You can sign up for the course on your paper or on-line convention registration form, and pay the additional fee with your registration check, or you may wait to sign up and pay on site at the seminar.

Visit the CMSA website for other details:

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