Mission

The American Accordionists' Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1938 for the following purposes and objectives:


- To provide the media and public with information to stimulate an increasing awareness of, knowledge about, and appreciation for the accordion.

- To promote unity within the accordion community by encouraging cooperation among members and with their organizations which work on behalf of the instrument.

- To set and maintain high standards for those interested in the accordion, thereby working to facilitate and coordinate the various segments of the accordion world.

- To increase the number of people playing and studying the accordion with a particular emphasis on young people.

- To honor achievement throughout the accordion community.

- To organize, sponsor and support competition for accordionists at all levels and dispense scholarships and/or honors to those who distinguish themselves through outstanding performance.

- To organize, sponnsor and support workshops, advancing educational standards and artistic levels of accordion enthusiasts.

- To promote communication among segments of the accordion world.

- To assist all accordion-related organizations with a forum for discussion of matters affecting the accordion in particular, and music in general, both nationally and internationally.

Breaking News

Breaking News:

John McCain Funeral performance includes Guy Klucevsek. Video

Upcoming Events

2018 Carrozza Scholarship Dinner

Sunday, September 9, 2018
Information online

AAA Festival 2019

July 17-21, 2019
Valley Forge Casino Resort (Radisson Hotel)
1160 First Avenue
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Information online

Elsie M. Bennett Composition Competition

2019 information coming soon at Bennett Competition Events Page.


AAA Open Meeting

July 21, 2019 (Sunday breakfast at 2019 Festival).

Further information


2019 AAA Master Class and Concert Series

William Schimmel, Moderator and Curator, July 26 27 and 28, 2019, Tenri Cultural Institute, NY 10011.


AAA Newsletters

Previous newsletters are now online.

´╗┐