About

Special Notification: New Conductor Announcement 

The Takoma Mandoleers are pleased to announce the selection of our new conductor, Nicoletta Moss Miller.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from James Madison University and a Master’s degree in Music Performance - Instrumental Conducting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  She also holds a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Music Education from UNC - Greensboro.  Her current professional endeavors include Assistant/Cover Conductor for the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, Guest Conductor for the Levine School of Music (Washington, DC area) Adult Chamber Orchestras, and Enrollment Manager for the Levine School of Music Community Music School.  She also teaches private lessons in violin and viola in the Washington, DC area.  Her website is www.nicolettamoss.com/ 

We look forward to growing and thriving as musicians and as an ensemble under Nicoletta’s leadership, and celebrating our 100th anniversary in 2023!

The Mandoleers - a Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra in the Finest American Tradition 

Founded in 1923 

The Mandoleers: A Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra in the Finest American Tradition performing in the Washington D.C. Area. Founded in 1923,by Herman von Bernewitz, in Takoma Park, Maryland as “The Takoma Mandoleers” and rehearsing and performing every year since then. Our rehearsal site is in Arlington, VA. 

Our instrumentation includes the mandolin (for first and second mandolin), mandola, mandocello, guitar (classical/nylon string), and double bass.