Calling All Accordionists!
The Roland U.S. V-Accordion Festival is now accepting entries! All accordion players are encouraged to enter the festival for a chance at winning an incredible prize package. The V-Accordion Festival is easier than ever to enter and provides a great opportunity to compete at a high level. The winner of the Roland U.S. V-Accordion Festival will receive an awesome prize package containing: a brand new Roland FR-8X accordion, and a paid trip to Italy where they will compete, representing the U.S. in the Roland International V-Accordion Festival 2013.
My name is Alicia Baker, and I was awarded the honor of representing the U.S. at the Roland V-accordion International Competition in 2009. From personal experience, I can attest that attending the festival was an absolute blast. There are many reasons this festival is wonderful: meeting other fabulous accordion players from all around the world, sharing music, experimenting with the Roland V-Accordion, learning about new accordion techniques and repertoire from other players, and getting to go to Italy.
Audition for the V-Accordion Festival…
The entry is simple: submit an audition video and fill out the application — that’s it! You do not need a Roland accordion to submit an audition video; you can use any accordion, digital or acoustic. You must be 18 years of age or older and a U.S. citizen to enter. After all audition videos are submitted by the August 18 deadline, three finalists will be selected. Those three U.S. finalists will all be loaned a Roland FR-7X accordion to practice and use for their final video submission. The winner chosen from the final round will receive the amazing prize package! Now go make your video!
Check out these highlights from the Roland International V-Accordion Festival last year in Rome.