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Thursday Schedule

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Morning Workshops

 

   Room A Room B Room D
9:00 – 9:50

Gordon Kohl

Voicing Dance Band Music

Selecting the acoustic & digital sounds to make your dance band selections sound fantastic!

Stas Venglevski

The art of bellowing including bellow shakes

A discussion on bellow technique including effective bellow shake techniques.

Liz Finch

Updates on notation software and apps and how to use them

An overview of some of the newer innovations with notation software programs and “apps” for music. 

10:00 – 10:50

Gina Brannelli

Easy Ways of Understanding Chords and Scales

 

Joey Miskulin

Articulation – Making Musical Magic!

A study in the "touch" of playing the notes on your accordion - and making magic happen in the way you articulate and join the notes together!

Alicia Baker with Michael Bridge

Alicia & Michael Present Sounds of the Roland V Accordion

Two national champion Roland accordion players, Alicia Baker and Michael Bridge, present the sounds of the Roland FR8x.

11:00 – 11:50

Shelia Lee

Accomplishing the "COMP"

Learn the techniques, styles, and methods of accompanying any soloist instrumentist or vocalist.

Mary Tokarski

Ready at a Moment's Notice!

Not how to prepare, but how to always BE prepared and STAY prepared for a performance . . . how to be ready on short notice and lots more!

Ron Borelli

Improvisation Master Class

Calming the nerves when improvising, focus on building the solo to create interest and climax.

12:00 – Lunch

  • Beverages – Fresh Coffee, Ice Tea & Water
  • Breads – Bakery Fresh Dinner Rolls & Butter
  • Main Entrée - Chef's Salad with Mixed Greens and Deli Meats & Cheeses
  • Vegetarian Entrée – Chef’s Salad with no meats, extra cheese
  • Dessert – Black Forest Cake

Today's Lunch concert features Elena & Gregory Fainshtein followed by our friend Pete Barbutti!

Afternoon Workshops

   Room A Room B Room D
2:00 – 2:50

Joey Miskulin

Master Class

Mary Tokarski

Master Class

Ron Borelli

Improvisation Master Class

Calming the nerves when improvising, focus on building the solo to create interest and climax.

3:00 – 3:50

 Peter Soave & Paul

Introduces the Concerto

 

Joan Sommers

Accordion Orchestra Rehearsal

Meet in Ballroom!

4:00 – 4:50

 

 

Joan Sommers

Accordion Orchestra Rehearsal

Meet in Ballroom!
 

Dinner

  • Beverages – Fresh Coffee, Ice Tea & Water
  • Breads – Bakery Fresh Dinner Rolls & Butter
  • Salad – Mixed Green Salad with assorted dressings
  • Main Entrée – Roast Prime Rib of Beef with au jus & horseradish cream sauce
  • Vegetarian Entrée – Vegetables Wellington
  • Potato – Baked Potato with sour cream & whipped butter
  • Vegetables – Green Beans Provencal
  • Dessert – White Chocolate Cheese Cake with Raspberry Sauce

Doors open at 6:30 PM

 

Dinner begins at 7:00 PM

 

Tonight's concert features Michael Bridge, and the Las Vegas International Accordion Orchestra conducted by Joan Cochran Sommers, and will begin at approximately 8:00 PM.

 

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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 •