July 12-16, 2017
Westin Forrestal Village
Carrozza Memorial Competition
April 30, 2017 will bring together some of our finest young artists for the Carrozza Memorial Scholarship Fund Raiser being held at
Villa Barone Hilltop Manor
466 US Route 6
Mahopac NY 10541
Winners of the last Carrozza Memorial Competition – Nathan Chapeton, Tor Stumo and Cody McSherry, along with Gia Ciccone and Will Comer (winner of the 2016 Elsie M. Bennett Composition Competition) will head the cast of artists. Watch for reservation details – coming soon!
Elsie M. Bennett Composition Competition
The Elsie M. Bennett Composition Competition applications are now online on the Bennett Competition Events Page.
Previous AAA Newsletters are now online under NEWS.
For AAA Members and Friends
FROM THE PRESIDENT
AAA presents Buffalo SqueezeFest Award Winners
This year's AAA Competition heralded the "best of the best" from around the U.S., Canada and Slovakia! The Adam's Mark Hotel in Buffalo was the site for the competition, workshops and array of exhibits. Guest Artists for "An Evening With The Stars" concert at The Tralf included incredible performances from Grayson Masefield (New Zealand), Cory Pesaturo (Rhode Island), Ginny Mac and Glenn McLaughlin (Texas), Guy Klucevsek (New York), Dr. Robert Young McMahan and Nora Sirbaugh (New Jersey), and Alexander Sevastian with Quartetto Gelato (Toronto, Canada). The full house audience was spellbound with the variety and virtuosity of these incredible artists.
The week's activities started with a "Meet and Greet" party, where accordionists entertained attendees and guests from the local press with music of all genres. Representatives from the local NPR, The Buffalo News, TV cameras from national and local stations (WGRZ – NBC, Channel 7 – ABC Eyewitness News), radio interviews, and calendar listings in Artvoice added to the excitement, and brought in the participation of many "locals" to see and hear our amazing instrument!
For the competition, students were adjudicated on the quality of their performance, age, and years of study. With this in mind, the judges awarded Bronze and Silver medals, with Trophies for the Superior performances.
Here are the results:
Silver Medals - Daniel Benedetti and Liam McCool
Superior Trophies - Reagan Ciccone, Max Hoffman, Gia Ciccone, Alexander Lammers, Joseph Klettner, Nathan Chapeton, Cody McSherry, Denis Marko Dubjel and Will Comer
Silver Medal – Anton Klettner
Superior Trophies – Nathan Chapeton, Daniel Benedetti, Liam McCool and Will Comer
Bronze Medal – Gia Ciccone
Silver Medals – Joseph Klettner, Anton Klettner and Will Comer
Superior Trophies – Nathan Chapeton, Cody McSherry, and Denis Marko Dubjel
Silver Medals – Gia Ciccone and Max Hoffman
Superior Trophy – Denis Marko Dubjel
Silver Medals – Daniel Benedetti and Will Comer
Superior Trophy – Damaley Richards
Silver Medal – Monique Bellemare
Superior Trophy – Reine St-Louis
Silver Medals – Max Hoffman & Alexander Lammers, Joseph & Anton Klettner, and Gia Ciccone & Cody McSherry Open
Superior Trophies – Joseph and Anton Klettner
1st place – Busso Senior Ensemble
Entertainment AAA – Participation
Busso Festival Orchestra