Accordions to Occupy Princeton!
July 12-16, 2017
Westin Hotel at Forrestal Village,
CARMEN CARROZZA MEMORIAL AWARD COMPETITION
2017 AAA FESTIVAL REGISTRATION FORM
2017 COMPETITION RULES AND MUSIC LISTS
2017 ENTRY FORMS
2017 AAA FESTIVAL JOURNAL ADVERTISING
Accordions to Occupy Princeton! 2-16-17
Get ready . . . the best is yet to come! This year’s SqueezeFest is something you do NOT want to miss!
Festival Orchestra will be exciting for everyone - an experience for the novice AND the experienced performer . . . our Guest Conductor is Dr. William Morse from Boulder, Colorado, the conductor of the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra, and professor of Music at Metropolitan State University where he conducted the Metropolitan State Symphony Orchestra, taught advanced conducting, orchestration, jazz piano and theory. The repertoire he has selected for the orchestra will include selections by Dave Brubeck, Johann Sebastian Bach, Astor Piazzolla, and more . . . parts will hopefully be ready for distribution starting in March, so be sure to get your registration in soon to start working on your parts!
Our Youth Outreach and Youth Involvement Programs are blooming with amazing brightness. Back by popular demand, program graduate Mitch Guido will again serve as conductor for the jazz ensemble at the Festival. AAA President Mary Tokarski will again conduct the Junior Festival Orchestra, and there will be a special “Youth Track” for our student participants, which will include workshops and jam sessions just for you!
Our special Guest Artists this year will be Jamie Maschler from Seattle, Washington and Will Holshauser from New York. Jamie is a master at Brazilian music, and has an up and coming music school with lots of young accordion students. Will is a favorite performer on the entertainment circuit in New York, the East Coast and around the United States. Hold on to your socks when you hear these two performers! Joining the cast for the Gala Concert will be Eddie Monteiro, Dr. Robert Young McMahan performing accordion original works with Cecylia and Emmanuel Borowsky (cello and violin respectively), Bruce Gassman with sounds of the 60s and 70s, and for the “hip” attendees, Dallas Vietty and Ron Oswanski, Jazz Accordion Duo!
The Princeton, New Jersey area is a spectacular region to visit, with lots of family scenic areas, historic sites, and stunning topography.
You do NOT want to miss this one . . . check out the AAA website at www.ameraccord.com for registration forms, hotel information, competition rules and regulations, a tentative schedule, and so much more!
See you in Princeton!