Lifetime Achievement Award

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.

Past Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients:

Year Name Venue
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
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