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The California Traditional Music Society began in 1978 as a small amateur folk music club founded Clark and Elaine Weissman. Incorporated in 1983, CTMS has evolved into an important resource to both the local and national folk arts community...

Guiding Principles

CTMS believes that through sharing and celebrating traditional arts, we can better know ourselves, our neighbors, and can become more compassionate citizens of the world. Through artistic interaction, we create opportunities to dissolve misunderstandings, break down stereotypes and increase respect for one another...

The Board

The CTMS Board of Directors
President - Nick Smith
Vice President - Tom Hubbard
Treasurer - Gordon Dressler
Secretary - Chris Warber
Hillary Gordon
Clark Weissman (co-founder)

Our Mailing Address


California Traditional Music Society
4401 Trancas Place
Tarzana, CA 91356


CTMS Is supported by:

  • Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
  • Los Angeles County Arts Commission
  • LA County Supervisor - Zev Yaroslavsky
  • California Community Foundation
  • A Rental Connection
  • Click HERE for a complete list of sponsors and sponsorship opportunities