Mission

The American Accordionists' Association is a non-profit organization 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 their organizations which 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 increase the number of people playing and studying the accordion with a particular emphasis on young people.

- To honor achievement throughout the accordion community.

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

- To organize, sponnsor 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.

Upcoming Events

Sunday Afternoon Accordion Celebration! Sunday, September 10, 2023 - 12:00 noon Famee Furlane Club: 2008 127th Street, College Point, NY 11356. Details at: Breaking News


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


Music Commissions

Original works commissioned by the AAA since 1957

Download Composer's Guide to the Piano Accordion

AAA Newsletters

Latest newsletters are now online.

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