Past Events

Daily Reports

2023 85th Anniversary AAA Festival

The 2022 AAA Festival has been postponed until 2023

Attention Festival Competitors

Festival 2022 Competition Categories will be virtual this year. Information at: festival.php

Due to the AAA’s commitment to the health and safety of our many loyal attendees and guest artists, and to help support our nation’s efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19, our AAA Governing Board had to make a difficult decision. The 2022 AAA Festival has been postponed and will be rescheduled, along with the AAA Lifetime Achievement Award Dinner in honor of Frank Busso,Sr., for the summer of 2023. More information will follow shortly.

Please visit our website: often for updates and to view new articles and information that gets posted regularly. Stay tuned for information on upcoming virtual workshops, on the 2022 Virtual Competitions, the Elsie Bennett Composition Competition and the Carrozza Competition.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support of the AAA! Stay safe and keep practicing!!

Dr. Joseph A. Ciccone
AAA President

Frank Busso, Sr. to receive the AAA Lifetime Achievement Award at 2023 AAA Festival


AAA Newsletters

Due to the corona-virus, it has been a challenge to mail the AAA Newsletters, so they will be published online. See: AAA Newsletters

AAA Festival 2021 Canceled

Click here for further information.

Passing of Leonard R. “Skeets” Langley

"Skeets" Langley, passed away in his sleep at his home in Maricopa, Arizona on Tuesday, November 17th, 2020.
Obituary at:

Passing of Rose-Marie Bruno Coppola

Rose-Marie Bruno Coppola passed away the night of November 28, 2020 after bravely battling a long illness.
Obituary at: Passing of Rose-Marie Bruno Coppola

2021 Elsie M. Bennett Composition Competition for Composers

2021 Competition Information, Awards, Regulations and Entry Form now released.

2021 AAA Virtual Competition Results

Linda Soley Reed to receive the 2021 AAA Lifetime Achievement Award

2021 Festival Competition Goes Virtual after AAA Festival 2021 Canceled

2021 AAA Master Class & Concert Series

2018 AAA 80th Anniversary Festival Daily Reports

Click the links below to view the 2018 AAA Festival Daily Reports pictures and videos.

09 July Kennedy Center AAA Promotional Concert

11 July Daily Report

12 July Daily Report

13 July Daily Report

14 July Daily Report

15 July Daily Report

Further content for this section coming soon.

Upcoming Events

2024 AAA 86th Festival, July 12-14, 2024 West Conshohocken, PA in the Philadelphia Area
Registration and Hotel Information, Competition rules, entry forms online.

Carrozza Scholarship Fundraiser, September 15, 2024 Famee Furlane Club, NY.

2024 Elsie M. Bennett Accordion Composition Competition. Information and entry: Entry closing date, May 12, 2024.

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 Morse

Music Commissions

Original works commissioned by the AAA since 1957

Recent articles:
Four Commissioned Works for Intermediate Level

Paul Creston: Embryo Suite

Download Composer's Guide to the Piano Accordion

AAA Newsletters

Latest newsletters are now online.