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Wednesday Schedule

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Morning Workshops


   Room A
Room B
Room D
9:00 – 9:50

Gordon Kohl

Developing casual repeat gigs in your city.

Accordionists can develop enjoyable productive casual gigs in their own city.  Professional music in many styles and genres which is great for resorts, restaurants, concerts, retirement villas, golf clubs, and more.

Jeff Lisenby

How to be a better sight-reader.

We will study various pieces of music looking at patterns, chord outlines, and other clues to help make sight-reading easier.

Joan Sommers

Important signs, abbreviations, and words to know at sight for both solos and ensemble work.

There are many signs, abbreviations and words which all musicians encounter, whether as soloists or members of an ensemble.  Let’s examine at least some of them.

10:00 – 10:50

Gina Brannelli

Preparing and polishing your repertoire for performance.

Preparing yourself with bellows control and articulation.

Joey Miskulin

Playing accordion as a career.

50+year veteran Joey Miskulin explains and demonstrates techniques that have kept him a go-to studio musician.

Stas Venglevski

Duets for two accordions.

Music interpretations for two accordions.  How bringing two accordions together can be a fun and exciting sound.  Class will include special duets written by Stas and performed with the help of Lynn Ewing.

11:00 – 11:50

Peter Soave

Introduction to the Concerto

Mady Soave

Performance & discussion of Repnikov’s Capriccio.

Mady will be performing, discussing and demonstrating how to study & practice.

Gina Brannelli

Master Class

12:00 – Lunch

  • Beverages – Fresh Coffee, Ice Tea & Water
  • Breads – Bakery Fresh Bread Sticks, Dinner Rolls & Butter
  • Salad – Chef's Berry Salad
  • Main Entrée – Beef Brochettes with a light Dmi-Glace sauce
  • Vegetarian Entrée – Ratatouille - eggplant, tomatoes, onion, bell peppers, zucchini, garlic & herbs
  • Pasta – Rice Pilaf
  • Vegetables – Broccoli Normandy
  • Dessert – Peach Melba

Today's Lunch concert features the Honorary Director's Discussion Panel.

Afternoon Workshops

   Room A
Room B
Room D
2:00 – 2:50

Mary Tokarski

Master Class

Joey Miskulin

Master Class

Joan Sommers

Master Class #2 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

Paul Pasquali

History of the electronic accordion

Nancy Leonard

How to reinvent yourself.

When your life changes because you lose your spouse/partner, get a divorce, lose your job, or retire from your job, how do you find a new career or new life that will be meaningful and happy for you?  This workshop will help you reach your potential.

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


5:15 – 7:00 PM

Dinner at PORTS O’ CALL

  • Arrive for dinner at your leisure and enjoy a special gastronomical treat! You will be our guests to eat at the famous Ports O’ Call – tax, tip and beverages are all paid! Take the escalator down from the ballroom and walk in a direct line to the end of the casino to find Ports O’ Call, featuring food selections from all over the world!

    Make sure you’re back in your seats at the Arizona Ballroom by 7:50 PM – Concert and Parade of Costumes begins promptly at 8 PM! Dancing begins at 7:15 PM.

    Tonight's concert features Jeff Lisenby and Peter and Mady Soave with Stas Venglevski and Mary Tokarski, and will begin at approximately 8:00 PM.

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