To further popularize the AAA-Commissioned repertoire, the Carmen Carrozza Scholarship Committee is offering $5,250 in cash prizes to the winners of this competition for all acoustic accordionists (piano and button keyboards). Over the years, Maestro Carrozza himself premiered most of the AAA commissioned works and he was most familiar with this important legacy to the accordion world.
The Open Division of this competition requires accordionists to choose one of the listed commissioned pieces, one of the Standard Repertoire pieces and one or more pieces of entertainment value – all to be performed in a single program to demonstrate well-rounded Musicianship and must be United States citizens. In addition to the prize money, the winners will be eligible to compete in the World Accordion Championship in either 2019 or 2020 (optional).
The Junior Division of this competition requires accordionists to choose one of the listed Carrozza original pieces, one of the Standard Repertoire pieces and one or more pieces of entertainment value – all to be performed in a single program to demonstrate well-rounded musicianship.
WINNERS in all categories may be requested to perform at a future AAA/Carrozza Scholarship event.
Entry Closing Date: Entries must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2019. Online entries will be accepted until that date.
Time and Place: The competition will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the Valley Forge Casino Resort in Valley Forge, (King of Prussia), PA.
2019 information coming soon at Bennett Competition Events Page.
William Schimmel, Moderator and Curator, July 26 27 and 28, 2019, Tenri Cultural Institute, NY 10011.
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