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.

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