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Mike Zampiceni


Mike Zampiceni

Raised with accordions from birth, Mike’s father, Joseph Zampiceni, was a noted accordionist, teacher, composer, arranger, and music publisher.  For Mike accordions were part of the Zampiceni house-hold from day one!At age 8 Mike began formal accordion studies and by 11 was playing for paid engagements. He joined his father’s orchestra at 14, playing accordion and drums, and by 17 he was in the musician’s union and the leader of his own band.  

Mike went on to earn both a bachelors and masters degree in music from San Jose State University.  Mike’s first instrument, the accordion, is still his great love.   Even though he has had a career as a technical writer for over 30 years, Mike has found time to continue performing and teaching. Mike is a master of bellow phrasing and dynamics and has great improvisational style.  Make sure to attend one of his informative workshops – you’ll be glad you did!

Performing: Thursday Dinner


Optimizing Bellows Technique
Mike will explain common bellows transgressions and how to correct them. Dynamic and expressive techniques for an optimal performance will be demonstrated. His solutions and suggestions are based on many years of mentoring students.
  Wednesday 11:00 – 11:50 Room A  
Remembering an Accordion Publishing Icon
Joseph Zampiceni was a noted accordionist, teacher, composer, and arranger and publisher of accordion music. His son, Michael, will present a slide show of Joseph's life and will also play several of his compositions.
  Thursday 9:00 – 9:50 Room B  

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The 20th Annual Las Vegas International Accordion Convention

October 14 - October 17, 2019


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 •