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.

Breaking News


Rita Davdison Barnea is the New AAA Secretary

AAA Newsletters - latest newsletters available online.


Upcoming Events


2022 AAA Virtual Competition Rules online


2022 Elsie M. Bennett Composition Competition Information


2022 AAA Coupe Mondiale Qualification


2022 AAA Festival Postponed

until 2023. Competitions 2022 will be virtual. Further info at Breaking News.

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

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