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2020 Workshop Schedule, Descriptions, and Comments

Accordion Orchestra and/or Group Training Sessions

Dick Albreski
NAA Convention Band Director: Dick Albreski
NAA Famous Fun Band

Sam Falcetti
Sam Falcetti: Springfield, MA. www.FalcettiMusic.com/

Sam Falcetti will conduct a 100% digital Orchestra. Conventioneers must sign up before the convention on a first come first serve bases. He will provide sheet music upfront and also files for a USB drive to practice. Sam is requesting a minimum of 12 digital players.

Digital Orchestra Selections:

Shelia Lee
Shelia Lee: The Whole World including Texas! www.SheliaLee.wordpress.com/

Introduced in 2019, returning in 2020, the NAA Dance Band continues with the hits of yesterday also known as evergreens in Germany. The band music includes Line dance, Rock N Roll, Slow Country, Latin, Dreamy Slow – yes, all the bases are covered!!!

2020 NAA Dance Band Music
    1. Achy Breaky Heart 1992 / Elvira 1981
    2. Old Time Rockin Roll - Bob Seger 1978
    3. Crazy Patsy Cline 1961 - Willie Nelson - 1962
    4. You've Lost that Loving Feeling - Righteous Brothers 1964
    5. Twist and Shout - Beatles 1964
    6. What a Wonderful World 1967 / Over the Rainbow 1939
    7. Save the Last Dance for Me (Latin) Ben E King 1960

Matthias Matzke
2020 Symphonic Orchestra director: Matthias Matzke
(Germany) www.facebook.com/MatzkeMatthias/

Rehearsal Times: Ballroom Thursday 9:00 - 10:20 am., Friday and Saturday 11:00 am. until noon.

Matzke is sending his favorite musical arrangements. After the initial read-through, Matthias and the orchestra participants will select the actual arrangements to be preformed on the evening concert.

Symphonic Orchestra Musical Selections:
    Wintergames (David Foster, Arr.: Matthias Matzke)
    The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Medley (Koji Kondo, Arr.: Matthias Matzke)
    November Rain (Guns n’ Roses, Arr.: Matthias Matzke)
    Trossinger Morgensupp (Georg Penz)
    Conga del Fuego Nuevo (Arturo Marquez)
Maestro Matzke explains:
    1. Wintergames is an orchestral overture with a pop touch.
    2. The Legend of Zelda classical sound track.
    3. November Rain would compliment the rock workshop very well.
    4. Trossingen Morgensupp is an uplifting polka from "Hohner City“ Trossingen.
    5. Conga del Fuego Nuevo is classical music with latin influences.
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Proposed Individual/Team Workshop Information

Dick Albreski
Dick Albreski: Oklahoma City Accordion Club    www.OklahomaAccordionClub

Gary Blair from Scottland
Gary Blair: Scotland        www.facebook.com/GaryBlairAccordionist.com/ and/or www.GaryBlair.com

Gary Blair Gail
Gail Campanella, California.
Your performance: It's not about YOU.
Solo Performance. Before......During........After
The Handout will include ALL resources from which the workshop was built.

Eli Davidshon
Eli Davidsohn

Workshop: How to Make a Party Fun!
How to get audience participation at a Jewish wedding, bar or Bat Mitzvah with Israeli, and Jewish Music and at a Spanish party or program. Sample of Israeli music appropriate for different Jewish occasions, and some Spanish party music.

Eli Davidshon:

Bob Donovan
Bob Donovan: Nashville, TN www.Facebook.com/Bob.Donavan.73

Workshop 1: Getting started with configuring the FR8x

Workshop 2: Advanced programming of the Roland FR8x

Elena Fainstein
Elena Fainshtein: Richardson, Texas



Workshop: Russian folk music for intermediate level
Elena is a professional accordion performer, teacher and conductor. Sam Falcetti
Sam Falcetti: Springfield, MA.


Workshop 1. How to learn more about styles and patterns in the left hand: Workshop 2. MP3 Files: Using your USB port to play along with an MP3 file:
Workshop 3. Two for one:
Anselmo (Sam) Falcetti, Westfield, Ma., Workshop 1: You CAN Play from Lead Sheets - Part 1:
Workshop 2: It's YOUR Turn - You CAN Play from Lead Sheets - Part 2:
Workshop 3: Accordion for Singers - Quickly Learn to Accompany Yourself and Others:
Arlyn Visentin

Arlyn Visentin - Houston, Texas area

Claim Your 15 Minutes of Fame in 2020

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2020 Business-Related Presenter Information