killarney Community Hall
All Solo and Duet classes entered will be given adjudication marked for placement and a 1st place trophy, 2nd place medallion and an Outstanding Merit medallions will be given to top placements in each class.
Bursaries combine classes of similar musical requirements and are given at the discretion of the adjudicator to the competitor they deem most worthy.
Junior Own choice Solo Classes #101 and 102 - $75.00
Intermediate Own Choice Solo -Class #106, 107, and 116 - $100.00
Advanced Own choice Solo Class #114 - $150.00
Popular/Jazz Solo #201 - $75.00, Class #203 - $150.00
Folk/Ethnic Solo #301 - $75.00 Class #302 - $100 Class #303 - $150.00
Virtuoso Class - $200.00
For Best Accordion Performance - $250.00
Trophies for Special Merit are : Adult Learner, Best Solo Performance, General Excellence Award (includes all categories entered).
Chamber Groups of 6 players and under receive individual trophies for 1st place and medallions for 2nd and 3rd placement.
Orchestral trophies are awarded for groups placing 1st in these classes, medallions are presented to all players in these groups.
If you are interested in Sponsoring a Bursary or Trophy we would appreciate all donations. Please contact the President for more information.
Celebrating 30 years
Margaret Miller, our adjudicator and Workshop Leader.
Our annual Music Festival is a a competition for accordion students that are members of the AAC. Every year, we organize classes and arrange for an adjudicator to come and judge the hard work and talent of our various levels and ages of competitors.
Competition classes start at 9 am, and continues until 2 pm. PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MIN BEFORE YOUR CATEGORY as your category may begin early. Ensemble and Show Group Categories will occur during the GALA in the evening. Please OPEN the SCHEDULE button above for details on our schedule.
AWARDS for all solo and duet categories will be handed out at 5 pm.
In the evening of Saturday June 22, we will host our GALA event, which is open to the public, and all ensemble categories will perform and be adjudicated at this time. The Gala event is open to the public and starts at 7 pm, so bring your friends and enjoy the evening which focuses on all the Show Group and the Ensemble Categories and features a guest performance from the Lethbridge Chamber Group. There is a $10 fee for the Gala. Children under 12 are free. Door will open 10-15 min before 7.
Sunday morning will feature a Pancake Breakfast and Open Stage along with an Accordion Market for people who want to buy/sell any accordions or cases they have. We have some special guests that will be performing so be sure to join us for this year end wrap up celebration! This runs from 9:30-12
Our Adjudicator for this year is Margaret Miller. We want to welcome her back to our Festival and we look forward to hearing her comments and feedback regarding our competitors. Margaret is an accordion and piano teacher in Edmonton, Alberta. She has achieved success as a teacher for 45 years and her students have gone on to be national and international champions, winners of scholarships, and gold medal winners with the Royal Conservatory of Music. Margaret will lead a WORKSHOP from 2:30-5pm on Saturday afternoon. The workshop will be broken into different categories.