americanaccordionistsassoc

Annual Master Class

2018 Annual Master Class Information and Registration Form will be available here soon

THE AAA MASTERCLASS AND CONCERT SERIES - THE SEMINARS OVERVIEW

 
THE RED LANTERN ACCORDIONIST
DR. WILLIAM SCHIMMEL - MODERATOR/CURATOR

The 2017 Seminars were the best yet, Three days of Master Classes and Concerts  devoted to the Accordionist who is in it for the long haul. We called this type of accordionist, THE RED LANTERN ACCORDIONIST - the accordionist who may come in last place but will always be there. We dedicated the weekend to those accordionist - many past, many present and as it looks - many future, Our concerts were traditional, classical, theatrical and innovative - and combinations of all four - and we received grants from The International Society of Contemporary Music ISCM as well as I -PARK.
 
Highlights included some of the world's best improvisors, virtuosos, performance artists and eclectic cross/disciplined artists -  as well as broadway, subway, trapeze and opera stars that supplied fuel for thought and collaboration. A few pieces were conceived on the spot
and the singers were on hand to go through the entire process of learning, rehearsing and tweeking pieces written for them with accordion in the afternoon - and performing them
in the concert at night. The whole process took place before one's eyes and ears.
 
We look forward to the 2018 Seminars - July 27, 28 and 29 at TENRI - THINKING INSIDE THE BOX.
 
DR. WILLIAM SCHIMMEL