Daily Reports
85th Anniversary AAA Festival

Message from the President

Dear Members and Friends,

Welcome to the American Accordionists’ Association!

As our nation continues to reintroduce itself to live events, we are so excited for what the accordion community will accomplish in 2023. Already in the planning stages are our 85th anniversary festival at the Marriott Philadelphia West, online workshops, a scholarship fundraiser in the fall, new commissioned works, expanded social media presence, and more!

I invite you to become a member for the first time, renew your membership, donate to AAA programs that are most meaningful to you, explore our website, interact with us on social media, and most of all, to join us for our upcoming events to celebrate and promote our beloved instrument.

Our flagship event, AAA’s annual competition and festival, will be July 12-16, 2023 at the Marriott Philadelphia West in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. It will feature world-class entertainers, workshops, competition for performers of all ages, exhibits, two festival orchestras, the presentation of the AAA Lifetime Achievement Award to Frank Busso, Sr., and other exciting activities. We hope you can join us!

I look forward to seeing you soon, and playing with you, too!

Musically yours,

Frank Busso, Jr.
AAA President


Welcome to the American Accordionists’ Association (AAA) website. Here you will find information about the oldest accordion association in the United States, which celebrated its 80th anniversary last year! The website is divided into several sections:

About – includes a brief mission statement, message from the President, names of the AAA Board members, AAA affiliations, and a link for contacting the AAA.

Events – includes links to future events, including the upcoming AAA Festival, AAA Virtual Workshops, Coupe Mondiale Qualification, Elsie M. Bennett Composition Competition, and Carmen Carrozza Memorial Competition.

Publications – includes breaking news, current and previous newsletters, YouTube videos, link to AAA’s Facebook page, and links to other national and international publications.

Membership – includes general membership information, membership application, and a link for contacting the AAA.

History – includes information about past presidents, champions, music commissions and events, as well as articles about the AAA history.

Search – this link will enable you to search the AAA website using keywords.

We hope you enjoy navigating around the website, and we hope to see you at one of our upcoming events!

Click the red link below to view the 2018 AAA Festival Daily Reports pictures and videos.

Daily Reports: AAA 80th Anniversary Festival

From the President

Welcome and thank you for visiting our web-site.

Our gifted and talented Board Members work tirelessly ensuring the continuing success of this unique organization. The American Accordionists’ Association will be celebrating it’s 85th Anniversary, this year; so, don’t wait.

Become a member now and be a part of our up and coming events. We hope that you will benefit as an active associate and support the oldest Accordion Association in the United States.

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Upcoming Events

2024 AAA 86th Festival, July 12-14, 2024 West Conshohocken, PA in the Philadelphia Area

2024 Elsie M. Bennett Accordion Composition Competition. Information and entry: Entry closing date, April 12, 2024.

2023 AAA 85th Anniversary Festival Daily Reports

July 12-16, 2023
Marriott Philadelphia West
Conshohocken, PA 19428

2023 AAA Color Journal (47 pages)
Wednesday July 12, Daily Report
Thursday July 13, Daily Report
Friday July 14, Daily Report
Saturday July 15, Daily Report
Sunday July 16, Daily Report

AAA History Articles

Historical Articles about the AAA by AAA Historian Joan Grauman Morse

Music Commissions

Original works commissioned by the AAA since 1957

Recent articles:
Alexander Tcherepnin: Invention, Tzigane
Joel Brickman: Prelude & Caprice

Download Composer's Guide to the Piano Accordion

AAA Newsletters

Latest newsletters are now online.