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Time to Register for the 2023 AAA 85th Anniversary Festival!

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PerformersIts now time to register for the 2023 American Accordionists' Association (AAA) 85th Anniversary Festival! We hope to see all of you there!!

The AAA festival will be held at the Marriott Philadelphia West in Conshohocken, PA, July 12-16, 2023.

Download the schedule: 2023AAASchedule.pdf
Download the Registration Form: 2023AAARegistration.pdf
Online registration and online payment by credit card or Paypal is now available on the AAA website shopping basket http://www.ameraccord.com/cart.aspx OR post in a check with the above 2023 Registration Form.

Hotel: Visit https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1678315148565&key=GRP to book your hotel room today!

Download 2023 AAA Festival Invitation to Advertise Package: 2023AAA-Advertiser.pdf
Download 2023 AAA Festival Exhibitor Invitation Package: 2023AAA-Exhibitor.pdf

We are sure we speak for all when we say accordionists cannot wait to get back together - in person! - to celebrate our beloved instrument. And speaking of accordions, make sure you bring yours along to play in the 2023 Festival Orchestra led by world-renowned conductor, Joan Cochran Sommers!

Grayson Masefield (New Zealand) will join us for performances and workshops. Very personable and well-spoken, Grayson has won and been laureate at over a dozen international accordion competitions around the world in classical, entertainment, and digital categories. He is currently the instrumental music teacher for accordion at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Another special guest will be accordion legend Joey Miskulin (USA). Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2018 for his extraordinary accomplishments with the piano accordion, and a recent recipient of the AAA's Lifetime Achievement Award, Joey continues to delight listeners with his "flying fingers" and ability to engage audiences.

Looking for even more entertainment? Look no further than Mario Tacca, past AAA champion and AAA Artist in Residence, who will perform as a soloist at Friday night's gala concert, and with famed vocalist Mary Mancini at our Thursday night dinner.

Several accordion orchestras are already slated to perform, including the Accordion Pops Orchestra conducted by Al Terzo, the Westmont Philharmonia Accordion Orchestra conducted by Joanna Darrow, and the Busso Festival Orchestra conducted by Frank Busso Jr.

Conducting this year's Youth Orchestra will be Joanna Darrow, who has dedicated her entire life to performing, teaching, and promoting the accordion. She has performed several times with the Philadelphia Orchestra and performed all over Europe for over 30 years with her accordion teacher/husband, the late Stanley Darrow.

The United States Air Force Strolling Strings, with AAA President Frank Busso Jr. on accordion, will perform at our Saturday night banquet. Also at the banquet, we will present our coveted Lifetime Achievement Award to longtime AAA Board member Frank Busso Sr. Frank has been an educator, performer, conductor, and all-around ambassador of the accordion for decades.

After two years of virtual competition, we are excited to return to live competitions for students of all ages and abilities! Solos, duets, ensembles, and bands. Download the full list of categories, competition rules, and entry forms at: 2023AAARules.pdf

Keep checking www.ameraccord.com for announcements of additional performers, workshop presenters, events, and registration information!
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