The AAA Life Time Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have devoted their life to the accordion as a performer, educator, manufacturer/publisher.
In 2003, the American Accordionists' Association presented its first Lifetime Achievement Award to Carmen Carrozza. The event held at Colonial Terrace in Wallkill, New York drew accordionists and affecionados from near and far.
The recipient of the 2018 AAA Lifetime Achievement Award will be Louis F. Coppola. The award ceremony will take place on Saturday, July 14 during the Gala Banquet. Download flyer to make a dinner reservation and/or submit a message to be included in the Banquet Program Book.
|2002||Carmen Carrozza||Colonial Terrace|
|2003||Dick Contino||Fiesta - Wood Ridge, NJ|
|2004||Charles Nunzio||Fiesta - Wood Ridge, NJ|
|2005||Tony Dannon||Dearborn, MI|
|2006||Frank Marocco||Fiesta - Wood Ridge, NJ|
|2009||Faithe Deffner||NYC Tavern on the Green|
|2012||Joan Sommers||Charleston SC|
|2016||Mario Tacca||Colonial Terrace|
July 17-21, 2019
2019 information coming soon at Bennett Competition Events Page.
William Schimmel, Moderator and Curator, July 26 27 and 28, 2019, Tenri Cultural Institute, NY 10011.
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