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.

Upcoming Events

AAA 80th Anniversary Festival

July 11-15, 2018
Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites
625 First Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
1-703-548-6300
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Festival flyer
Festival registration
Festival schedule
Workshop schedule
Festival Exhibitors
Competition rules
Competition registration
Journal advertising
Special Festival Offers

2018 AAA Master Class and Concert Series

William Schimmel, Moderator and Curator, July 27, 28, 29 at the Tenri Cultural Institute, NY.
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Announcements

Carrozza Scholarship Dinner

Next event to be announced soon.

Elsie M. Bennett Composition Competition

The Elsie M. Bennett Composition Competition applications are now online on the Bennett Competition Events Page.

AAA Open Meetings

July 15, 2018

Further information

AAA Newsletters

Previous newsletters are now online.

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