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.

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.

Music festival and competition
 june 19 & 20, 2021

​Our Annual music festival will not take place this year.  

In lieu of this, we will be collecting solo and duet and group performances for a June on-line zoom concert. 

We encourage all our members to submit a video recording of a current or new solo performance and submit that to us for a June concert.  All submissions MUST be received before May 15, 2021!  

More details about where and how to send your video will be given closer to the acceptance date.  

3 videos will be drawn RANDOMLY for a $100 prize!  

Margaret Miller, our adjudicator and Workshop Leader.

Accordion Association

of Calgary

Celebrating over 30 years

Awards and Bursaries 2019