Mandolin New England 501(c)3 Update

I have some exciting news to share with everybody.  We have hired a lawyer and officially filed for a 501(c)3 non-profit status for Mandolin New England.  The purpose of the nonprofit status will be so that we can accept donations, put on free concerts, lectures and master classes, and accept new (non-student) members/participants.  The lawyer will file this week and we hope to hear back by the end of the month.

What is Mandolin New England?

Mandolin New England is a classical mandolin orchestra that performs compositions from the Renaissance period up to the 20th Century and beyond, as well as modern, local compositions by area musicians and composers.  The Orchestra  meets several times a year for a gathering where we rehearse, eat delicious food, play and perform.  These are mandolinists from all walks of life that come together to do what they love most, play beautiful music.

“It’s fun, it’s incredibly fun, it’s thrilling … It gets your blood moving … it’s not just nine adults sitting in a room staring at notes on a page, it’s nine adults present together, breathing and listening and playing and singing. It’s a very beautiful thing.” ~ Benjamin Levy, former principal

Rehearsals are the First Wednesday of every month at the studio in Granby, Mass. from 7-9pm

If you or your ensemble would like to become a member of Mandolin New England, please join us by emailing your information to You will be invited to join our community on Slack.