americanaccordionistsassoc

AAA Membership Information

The American Accordionists' Association is a non-profit organisation 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 other organizations with 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 honor achievement throughout the accordion community.

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

  • To organise, sponsor 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

 

AN ORGANIZATION OF ACCORDION ENTHUSIASTS:

Professionals, Teachers, Students and Hobbyists

The AAA offers two types of memberships – Associate Membership and Professional Membership (Full Membership). Professional Members who are teaching the accordion may apply for certification by taking the Certification Examination (contact Mary Tokarski for more information). International Members of the AAA will receive newsletters, forms and other information in electronic form.

ASSOCIATE Membership is offered to accordion students and other individuals who are interested in supporting and attending accordion events. Associate Members receive bi-monthly Newsletters, opportunities to participate in workshops and events sponsored by the AAA, attend Open Meetings, and network with accordionists from around the world, including today’s artists. The cost for Associate Membership is $35.

PROFESSIONAL Membership (Full Membership) is offered to individuals who work with the accordion in a professional capacity such as performers, teachers, manufacturers, publishers and composers. Professional (Full) Members receive bi-monthly Newsletters, special discounts for AAA Events, opportunities to participate in workshops and events sponsored by the AAA, attend Open Meetings, and network with accordionists from around the world, including today’s artists. The cost for Professional Membership is $65.

 

 

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