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The 20th Annual Las Vegas International Accordion Convention

October 14 - October 17, 2019

Mary Tokarski


Mary Tokarski

Honorary Director 2015!

Mary is a treasured performer, beloved instructor, author, and friend to all. Mary has set the bar high for decades. She performs both nationally and internationally as a soloist, with symphony orchestras, with string quartets and as a member of The 'K' Trio. Mary has released two solo CDs, “Music with Mary . . . with My Friends!” and “Music with Mary . . . for My Friends!” – both of which received international acclaim. Mary is also a published author and has done much to promote music in early childhood – carrying the accordion forward to new generations!

For 20 years Mary served as Director of Music Education at the Tokarski Music Center in North Haven, Connecticut. Along with teaching piano and accordion at her home in Northford, Connecticut, Mary travels extensively presenting Workshops and Master Classes on musical excellence, coaching privately, and as a sought-after adjudicator for national and international juries. She also served for many years as a Music Educator in the North Haven Department of Education's Early Childhood Development Program at Green Acres Elementary School.

You will find that Mary is not only extremely knowledgeable but she has a willingness to share.  Make sure to check out one of her exciting classes.  We will have the honor of hearing Mary perform at the Tuesday evening concert!

Performing: Tuesday Dinner


Master Class
  Tuesday 2:00 – 2:50 Room D  
Musician . . . or Magician?
An interesting look into what we do as musicians, and how it turns experiences and events into magical times.
  Thursday 11:00 – 11:50 Room B  
The Elements of Music
Let’s jump into the nitty-gritty “parts” of what we call music and get some amazing insight into things we normally ignore in learning, practicing, and performing music.
  Wednesday 11:00 – 11:50 Room B  
Youth Master Class (with Gina Brannelli)
Special Class for Scholarship Attendees.
  Wednesday 2:00 – 2:50 Room A  


Key Benefits of Attending the Convention

  • Join the fun and make new friends from all over the World.
  • See the latest in new accordions with factory exhibits.
  • Hotel accommodations are very inexpensive.
  • Be inspired by some of the finest.
  • Learn from the masters.

• USA: 1-800-472-1695 •

• Outside USA +01 801-486-1695 •