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Mary Tokarski

Mary Tokarski

Guest Artist & Clinician

Concert Accordionist, Mary Tokarski performs both nationally and internationally as a soloist, with Symphony Orchestra, with String Quartets and as a member of The 'K' Trio. Orchestras include Prince George’s Philharmonic in Largo, Maryland; the Moravian Symphony (Czech Republic), the Auckland Symphony (New Zealand), The Pioneer Valley Symphony Orchestra (Massachusetts), the Waterbury Symphony (Connecticut), the Bronxville Pops Orchestra (New York), and The Hamden Symphony Orchestra (Connecticut). She’s toured mainland China with the Mantovani Orchestra, performing both in the orchestra, and as a soloist, and performed with the Wolf Trap Performing Arts Center Orchestra in the full sound track for “Lord of the Rings: Return of the King”, complete with the film. 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.

In collaboration with Karen Malan-Uribe and Joan Geller Grauman, Mary narrates and performs the music for the book “An Accordion! What Is That?” The book was written as an early childhood reader, with many text features not often found in books for children of this age . . . as well as introducing the accordion to the “next generation” of musicians!

Mary has performed internationally in Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland -- as well as extensively here in the United States.

For 20 years Mary served as Director of Music Education at Tokarski Music Center in North Haven, Connecticut, where she taught piano and accordion, as well as conducted the choral & ensemble programs, and supervised the pre- school programs. 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.

Currently, Mary serves as a Board of Director for The American Accordionists Association (AAA) and is a member of the Accordionists and Teachers Guild, International (ATG). Both organizations are members of the Confederation Internationale des Accordeonistes, as well as IMC-UNESCO.

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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 •