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Tuesday Schedule

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Morning Workshops


   Room A
Room B
Room D
9:00 – 9:50

Gordon Kohl

Chord fills and specialty chords: their use and placement for today’s accordionist.

Specialty chords, suspended chords, special major & minor 7ths, chord progression, step-ups & step-downs, slide with raised 5ths and how to add zing appeal to your songs!

Joey Miskulin

Accordion accompaniment. 

Accordion in popular musical accompaniment with a focus on musical "pads" and "fills".

Mary Tokarski

Memorizing skills – the final frontier!

Memorization can be a “scary” scene (just in time for Halloween!).  Learn skills and techniques to master that fright and destroy those nagging creatures forever.  Bring along one of your challenging selections, and we’ll work on calming those demons once and for all!

10:00 – 10:50

Gina Brannelli

Preparing your persona for a successful performance.

Perfect the art of approaching the stage and preparing for every aspect of a successful performance.

Mady Soave

Getting back to basics from teaching to performing.

Especially for those coming back to the accordion – making sure you develop good habits and how to improve your skills.

Mario Pedone

Learn how to embellish your songs and have more fun with the melodies.

Learn more about embellishments and make your music more interesting.

11:00 – 11:50

Steve Albini

Orchestrating with a digital accordion.

Steve will demonstrate how to effectively create an orchestration with the Concerto DA-255 or any other digital accordion.

Peter Soave

Welcome to my world.

The accordion past, present and where it is going.  How the accordion interacts in society, how the accordion has changed from concert stage to coffee house, and what’s happening globally.

Liz Finch

Writing music in the digital age.

An overview of the latest internet tools and software for composing and arranging music for all occasions.

12:00 – Lunch

  • Beverages – Fresh Coffee, Ice Tea & Water
  • Breads – Bakery Fresh Bread Sticks, Dinner Rolls & Butter
  • Salad – Caesar Salad with dressing on the side
  • Main Entrée - Baked Italian Lasagna
  • Vegetarian Entrée – Baked Vegetable Lasagna
  • Vegetables – Italian Vegetable Medley
  • Dessert – Tiramisu Cake

Today's Lunch concert features Jerry Cigler and Paul Betken with a Jazz Set!

Afternoon Workshops

   Room A
Room B
Room D
2:00 – 2:50

Stas Venglevski

Master Class

Peter Soave

Master Class

Joan Sommers

Master Class #1 for soloists, duos or ensembles.

Come play whatever you’re working on at home for me.  These do not need to be perfect or completely ready for public performance.  You may use music!

3:00 – 3:50 Gina Brannelli

Introduction to the Concerto

Joan Sommers

Accordion Orchestra Rehearsal

4:00 – 4:50

Chuck Henry

Programming unique & colorful sound sets for your Concerto.

A class on how to develop and mix your sound environment using the Concerto DA-255 with your imagination as if you were a painter with a canvas.

Joan Sommers

Accordion Orchestra Rehearsal


  • Beverages – Fresh Coffee, Ice Tea & Water
  • Breads – Bakery Fresh Dinner Rolls & Butter
  • Salad – Lettuce Wedge with assorted dressings
  • Main Entrée – Salmon Fillet w/. Dill Sauce & Tender Fillet of Beef with Demi-Glace sauce
  • Vegetarian Entrée – Vegetarian Casserole
  • Potato – Pesto mashed potatoes
  • Vegetables – Asparagus
  • Dessert – Key Lime Tart

Doors open at 6:30 PM

Dinner begins at 7:00 PM

Tonight's concert features IL SOLE (Steve and Tatiana) and Joey Miskulin, and will begin at approximately 8:00 PM.


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