| It is with great pleasure
that I invite the accordionists from around the world to participate in
the 2008 Australian International Accordion Championships and Festival.
It is our aim to make this international event a friendly and entertaining experience. Last years festival was a wonderful musical success allowing contestants from any country in the International Open categories. This international flavour of contestants and festival performances made for a superb accordion celebration.
The top classes will continue to have the same musical requirements as the Coupe Mondiale International Piano Accordion Competition, affording even greater possibilities of international competition for our most talented young piano accordion performers. The new 15 years and under international class also has an own choice program to encourage maximum participation.
As part of the AATA policy of moving with the times and keeping costs from rising, we are publishing our Prospectus on-line only. The 2008 Prospectus is now available for viewing and candidates and teachers can print out the classes or rules that apply specifically to them.
Close to the event, the Timetable will be online detailing specific category starting times as well as the general schedule including masterclass, social events and concert times.
For the 7th year, we are proud to present the Coupe Mondiale Piano Accordion World Champion who will be performing at the Gala Concert, the very finest of accordion music for your enjoyment. The Gala Concert is traditionally the most popular part of our event and we aim to ensure you are enjoying some of the best Australian and international soloists, ensembles and orchestras.
The AATA 2008 schedule will have at the end of each day, a social event and dinner where accordionists can meet and talk. Everyone is welcome. AATA 2008 will be a fun event for all combined with enjoyable social times and fine music making.
|FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES $10|
| Any soloist or group featuring
accordion is invited to participate. This is an ideal opportunity for
any hobbyist, accordion lover or professional to perform for an enthusiastic
friendly audience. Performers may be from any nation or territory. This
is for all non competitive performances.
All applications welcomed. Please contact the AATA Office early enough to complete application forms and membership forms and have them reach the AATA Office by 1st May. Please note that each performer must be a current financial member of the Australian Accordion Teachers Association Inc.
|The Programme of the event
which includes the timetable, will be available at the start of the weekend.
The timetable of the weekend will be published on the AATA internet site
by 1st June so that contestants can know the times of their classes.
|This Online Prospectus forms
the official rules for the Australian Accordion Teachers Championships
and International Festival.
DATE FOR ENTRIES TO REACH COMPETITIONS SECRETARY:
| Please Note:- Late entries
are not possible because the entry dates are as close as possible to the
event. You are requested to send your entries in as soon as possible.
|The Australian Accordion Teachers
Championships and International Festival offers five performance categories:
International Championship, Australian Championship, Standard, Qualified
and Festival. Each performance category includes a selection of classes.
Details of the classes, the music requirements, time limits, entry fees
etc. are in the Class Schedule section.
| For all International Championship
and relative Australian Championship Classes with a Test Piece requirement,
only the official numbered entry forms can be used. These are supplied
when you purchase your music from the AATA Office.
Entry forms for all other classes are available on this site.
Incorrectly completed Entry Forms will not be accepted.
Please note that each entrant must be a current financial member of the Australian Accordion Teachers Association Inc.
for the year beginning 1st April:
|ORDINARY MEMBERSHIP / ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP||
Membership Application forms are available on this site.
competitor is required to provide one copy of their Own Choice music for
the adjudicators, (except for the Creative Classes and Festival performances).
This music is to be handed to the AATA Official when reporting for your
Failure to supply music for the adjudicators means that the contestant cannot play.
|All the classes are sight
judged and adjudicating considerations include: level of performance,
difficulty of music, suitability of choice of music (i.e. contrasting
style as required for some classes or suitability of music where specific
types of music [i.e. Jazz] are a requirement), presentation and audience
|The names of the adjudicators
will be printed in the Official Programme.