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The Accordion Examination Board of New Zealand Inc. is an independent Incorporated Society, formed in 1974. Its function is to organise and operate examinations enabling accordionists of all ages to measure their progress through graded levels from Preliminary through grades one to eight.

The ultimate attainment is the APDNZ, Accordion Performers Diploma of New Zealand and the ATDNZ, Accordion Teachers Diploma of New Zealand.

Recipients of the Teachers Diploma are encouraged to apply to the Music Teachers Registration Board of New Zealand to become an Associate of the Institute of Registered Music Teachers (AIRMT).

The Accordion Examination Board of New Zealand also administers a Scholarship Fund named in honour of the late Secretary, Mr. Allan Jones which is titled the Allan William Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund is used to subsidise tuition fees of outstanding students at all levels. The Scholarship winners and the amount of their grants are reported from time to time in the newsletter of the New Zealand Accordion Association.

The Board is indebted to the following examiners whose highly skilled services are largely responsible for the Board's effectiveness: Mr Marcel Riethmann APDNZ  ATDNZ  AIRMT  B.Ed  Dip Tchg, Mrs Stephanie Poole APDNZ  ATDNZ  AIRMT GradDipBus(QualM) MBA and Mr Campbell Bettridge ATDNZ  AIRMT B.Mus(Hons) DipTch(Prim).

The Board acknowledges every accordionist, teacher and parent whose support of the examinations is the greatest contributing factor in its successful operation.

EXECUTIVE:

    
Chairman: Marcel Riethmann APDNZ ATDNZ AIRMT B.Ed Dip Tchg
    Vice-Chairman:
Harley Jones APDNZ ATDNZ LTCL FRIMT
    Secretary:
Mrs Heather Masefield AIRMT
    NZAA President:
Sonja Palinich ATDNZ AIRMT BA LLB

BOARD MEMBERS:

    
Campbell Bettridge ATDNZ AIRMT B.Mus(Hons) DipTch(Prim)
     Stephanie Poole ATDNZ AIRMT GradDipBus(QualM) MBA
     Mrs Fay-Ellen Schaw ATDNZ AIRMT
    
John Statham (past NZAA President)

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